Heart Attacks, regardless of the level of severity, are a serious matter. When a heart attack occurs, blood has been cut off from the heart and damaged the heart muscle. As the heart is the main organ for transporting blood, misdiagnosis of a heart attack can have serious if not deadly results. If you have been misdiagnosed for a heart attack, you may be entitled to compensation.
Typically, those which have experienced a heart attack (myocardial infraction) have stated that prior to such an attack, they suffered from chest discomfort, pains in the chest, pains in the legs or arms (specifically the right arm), and shortness of breath. When a heart attack occurs a person may or may not experience tremendous pain in the chest. There is a misconception that every heart attack is a massive one. Such is not the case. All heart attacks are serious. Milder symptoms sometimes include dizziness, backache, sweating unnaturally, anxiety, indigestion, and dizziness.
Symptoms and attacks vary from person to person and the severity of the symptoms may be more pronounced in others. As such, misdiagnosis may occur due to the symptoms which do present themselves. These misdiagnosis can be heartburn, angina, gastrointestinal disorder, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Anxiety attacks, panic attacks, or indigestion.
Heart Attacks are rarely misdiagnosed if a person is hospitalized for such. However, the symptoms which lead up to a heart attack and the risk assessment of the doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner may be called into question as to whether proper diagnosis would have prevented the heart attack.
- If your family medical history has the potential to have heart attacks and you have shown symptoms of such, but were not given a EKG you may have grounds for a claim.
- Those who have been hospitalized due to a heart attack after being diagnosed with sleep anxiety or a “milder” problem may have grounds for a claim if the victim of showed ample signs that such an attack was a possibility.
- Improper reading of an EKG which was diagnosed as not having a heart condition when in fact there was a blockage on the heart which led to a heart attack should have grounds for a claim.
- Family members who have experienced a death in the family due to the misdiagnosis definitively have grounds for a claim.
- If your insurance company denied your request for an EKG even though you showed signs of blockage, and you suffered a heart attack after the denial of such, you may have grounds for a claim.
- Those which have been diagnosed as having a heart attack and have been withheld from work and/or been required to take medications for the condition only to find that they did not have a heart attack but another condition may have grounds for compensation.
- If you have sought out the professional opinion of a cardiologist but been denied diagnosis based upon the misdiagnosis from another doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner, you may have grounds for a claim, especially if the denial was solely based upon the misdiagnosis and not other factors.
- Professionals who have had to limit their activity or change professions due to a misdiagnosis of a heart attack (and thereby limitations to the physical activity in which the company for which you work will allow) may have grounds for a claim. Those which have been unable to secure employment due to a faulty diagnosis definitively have grounds for a claim.
These are but a few of the situations which may warrant a misdiagnosis and negligence claim. Should you feel that you have been misdiagnosed, first seek the second opinion of a doctor, nurse, or medical practitioner. Then, have a professional compensation service evaluate your case.
Compensation claims must be filed within a set specified time. Failure to file your claim within the perimeters allotted to the claim may result in a denial of compensation. Due to the time restrictions, it is strongly advised that you seek a compensation professional/attorney to help you with your case. The professional will evaluate the specific of your case and present you with a fair assessment of whether compensation can be obtained as well as the options available to gain such compensation.
Compensation is typically determined by the duration from the event of the claim, the gravity of the negligence, the probability of the negligence occurring among other practitioners given the same circumstances, the severity of the damage (whether physical or financial), and upon whether the appropriate documentation and forms where filed at the appropriate times and with the appropriate departments.
If you have suffered Heart Attack as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today.
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No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your compensation claim. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation following a heart attack in the UK then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat.