Chicago Misdiagnosis of Heart Attack Lawyer

Acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as the heart attack, is a serious medical condition.  It can lead to death or significant lifelong disability.  Improved treatment has led to fewer patient deaths, but the best treatments available with modern medicine won’t help if the heart attack is misdiagnosed or the patient is sent home with no diagnosis.  Misdiagnosis remains the number one cause of malpractice claims in the emergency department, and acute myocardial infarction is the most frequent medical condition misdiagnosed, mistreated, or ignored.

Some of the most frequent causes of poor quality of care for patients with acute myocardial infarction include the failure of the physician to follow the guidelines of The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.  These organizations have jointly put together guidelines that apply to any doctor or nurse caring for a patient with cardiovascular disease, whether your doctor is a family practice doctor, internal medicine doctor, or the doctor who treated you in the emergency room.

If you or your loved one suffered a serious heart attack that you suspect was the result of misdiagnosis call 312-580-0650 or contact me by e-mail to schedule your free consultation on a medical malpractice claim.