With hundreds of people passing through the doors of most hospital emergency rooms each day it's not uncommon to see patients sent home with some pain medication and told to rest. In the case of a patient complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath, 2 telltale signs of a heart attack, they should never be discharged until tests rule out all potentially deadly causes.

Unfortunately, it's a popular story with medical malpractice claims where a patient sees a doctor for chest pains. The doctor neglects to perform the proper tests, and either inaccurately diagnoses the symptoms or provides no diagnosis at all. The patient is forced to leave with some pain killers and is back in the ER within hours, this time in full cardiac arrest.

These types of stories shouldn't be as common as they are, but they come across the desks of Fairfax medical malpractice attorneys like me all too often. I can't explain why medical negligence like this still happens in the wake of these often fatal cases of malpractice. All I can say is that if you are the victim of a doctor's negligent diagnosis of your heart attack, or have lost a loved one under these circumstances, you need to file a Virginia medical malpractice claim immediately.

You shouldn't have to suffer the consequences of a doctor's misdiagnosis of a heart attack. While a Virginia medical malpractice claim can't reverse the physical damage, it can take care of the financial damages you suffered, and help compensate you for your pain and suffering. 

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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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney
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