American Medical Association statistics show that one out of every three heart disease patients are misdiagnosed by their doctors. While some patients do present themselves at an emergency room with classic chest pains, tingling left arm and shortness of breath, many do not. In some cases physicians overlook some of the softer symptoms of myocardial infarction and send patients home without adequate diagnostic examination.
Some reasons a doctor might misdiagnose a heart attack:
Medical misdiagnosis can lead to serious complications and even death. Today’s technology and information-savvy culture is fast developing a healthy mistrust of the medical profession, a field that once enjoyed near worship. If you feel you have been misdiagnosed, trust your instincts. Get a second opinion on your condition, and then call a medical malpractice attorney. Call the Palm Harbor Law Office of Paul B. Genet, P.A. at 727-538-8865 or contact us online.