Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack
Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, often doesn’t present in the same dramatic way as it is depicted on television. While some cases exhibit the classic symptom of intense chest pain, others present with more subtle symptoms such as lightheadedness, nausea, or even severe anxiety. Men and women often experience different symptoms, and women, in particular, may have their symptoms dismissed without proper evaluation. If you feel ill enough to go to a doctor or emergency room, you may not recognize that you are experiencing a heart attack—but the physician who treats you should.
More than ever before, medical technology allows doctors to diagnose and treat various forms of heart disease, including heart attack, arrhythmias, and heart failure. It’s the duty of the doctor and the medical staff to recognize symptoms that could be a heart attack, order the appropriate tests, and interpret them correctly. Failure to do so may lead to more severe and permanent injury, and even death.
Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Law Firm Serving the Portland Area and All of Oregon
At Huegli Fraser PC, we understand the impact of failure to diagnose a heart attack on a patient and his or her family, in terms of physical pain, loss of function, financial burden, and grief. We know that all our clients really want is to get their lives back to normal. We take very seriously our responsibility to help them.
Oregon medical malpractice cases, including failure to diagnose heart attack, are highly complex and technical. Few attorneys even accept such cases because of the level of skill and the resources required to properly prepare a case. We have working relationships with the top medical experts whose testimony helps win cases, and we know how to prepare and effectively present cases to a jury. The attorneys of Huegli Fraser PC have a combined 45 years of experience in medical malpractice. We have a lengthy record of impressive successes on our clients' behalf, including numerous recoveries in excess of a million dollars. In total, we have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients.
Severe injury from a misdiagnosed heart attack or other medical malpractice can make patients and their families feel powerless. Our goal at Huegli Fraser PC is not only to secure a good financial recovery for our clients, but to help them recover power over their lives. Our attorneys work as a team, and we make each client a part of that team. We prepare their cases not just for them, but together with them. Because of the close relationship we develop with our clients, many remain in contact with us for years after their case is resolved.
Experienced Portland Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you believe that you, or a loved one, has suffered injury from failure to diagnose a heart attack or other cardiac condition, don't wait and wonder if there's anything to be done about it; get the support of experienced Portland malpractice attorneys. Huegli Fraser PC will help you evaluate whether you have a viable medical malpractice case, give you an honest analysis, and guide you through the next steps.
Huegli Fraser serves Portland and the surrounding area, working with clients throughout Oregon. Contact us at (971) 266-8877. We look forward to working with you.