Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack and Stroke

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

A New York medical provider’s failure to diagnose a condition or illness may be considered medical malpractice. This also includes delayed diagnosis, which can have the same devastating consequences, such as allowing an illness to progress beyond the point of treatment. It may also mean the difference between life and death, like the failure to diagnose cancer. Statistics reveal that roughly 40 percent of all medical malpractice claims filed in the Unites States involve the failure to diagnose a disease or other ailment.

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Dangers of Failure to Diagnose

The failure to diagnosis a New York patient’s condition is a negligent action that deserves compensation for the emotional stress and financial burden it has created.

Some common malpractices cases involve the failure to diagnose heart attacks and strokes.

It is the medical provider’s responsibility to accurately detect and diagnose the symptoms of a health condition, especially one that is life threatening. If your New York doctor is unable to determine what you may be suffering from, based on your symptoms, lifestyle habits and history, they should perform the appropriate diagnostic tests or send you to get another opinion.

Physicians are well-aware that any failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or under-diagnosed condition may prevent a patient from receiving early treatment to stop a condition from worsening. Therefore, cases involving a failure to diagnose often fall into the category of “reckless” behavior by a medical professional.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Your health history, lifestyle choices and overall health play the largest role in your risk of heart attack. Some symptoms of a heart attack include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Numbness in one or both arms
  • Cold sweats
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness

Symptoms of a Stroke

Sometimes strokes are so mild that a patient does not realize they have suffered one. The symptoms associated with a stroke include:

  • Tingling, numbness, or paralysis on one side of body
  • Uncontrollable eye movements or drooping eyelids
  • Blurred vision or changes in vision
  • Slurred speech and difficulty swallowing
  • Drooling
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of balance and vertigo
  • Changes in mood or personality

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