Proving Your Heart Attack in a Virginia Malpractice Claim

If you go to a doctor with symptoms of a heart attack and they fail to properly diagnose you, you may have the basis for a Virginia medical malpractice claim.

The failure to diagnose a heart attack can result in further surgical interventions, extended hospital stay, lifelong complications, and even death. These are damages you should not have to pay for if they could have been avoided by a proper diagnosis. To have a successful malpractice claim you need to prove that your doctor was negligent in identifying the warning signs of a heart attack and that your suffered unnecessary injury because of their inability to diagnose your condition.

This could be a matter of having documentation that you went to the hospital with chest pain and shortness of breath and the doctor gave you aspirin and sent you home. Later when you return in full cardiac arrest and have suffered permanent damage to your heart muscle that results in surgery and life-long complications, you can claim that those additional medical expenses and life-changing injuries were caused by the doctor's negligence at the first visit.

A solid Virginia medical malpractice claim for failure to diagnose a heart attack must prove that your injuries could have been prevented had the doctor run the proper tests and correctly diagnosed your heart attack before it did the damage. Your doctor will have their own medical malpractice attorneys on their side, so it is in your best interest to have an experienced Fairfax medical malpractice attorney of your own. 

Contacting a Fairfax Medical Malpractice Attorney

You don't have to deal with insurance companies and hospitals alone when you're looking to file a Virginia medical malpractice case. Fairfax medical malpractice attorney Ben Glass fights to help victims in the Virginia and D.C. areas settle their medical malpractice claims.

Before you go any further with your decision, order a copy of my free guide to Virginia medical malpractice claims, Why Most Victims of Medical Malpractice Never Recover a Dime. To set up a free consultation, contact me today - 703-591-9829.

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