When a Virginia Medical Malpractice Claim is Necessary

When you go to the emergency room with chest pains, shortness of breath and numbness in your arms you expect the doctors to carefully evaluate your symptoms. They should use all methods necessary to determine what is causing your condition and help correct your discomfort.

Unfortunately, many emergency rooms are overburdened with patients and doctors are overwhelmed trying to clear the waiting room - perfect conditions for medical malpractice to occur.

In many cases where a patient complains of chest pain, they may be given pain killers and sent home without much thought. It's only when they return an hour later in full cardiac arrest that the doctor may realize they missed the telltale signs of a heart attack.

Medical negligence like this can lead to the need for a Virginia medical malpractice claim. The doctors that are responsible for your care are expected to make an informed and accurate diagnosis of your condition and provide the proper treatment. When they do not correctly assess your symptoms or fail to administer proper tests to discover your ailment, they can be held liable for the resulting injuries through a Virginia medical malpractice claim.

Filing a Virginia Medical Malpractice Claim for a Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

When you suffer additional injury from your heart attack because of a doctor's misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose you can hold them liable for the damages you suffer through a Virginia medical malpractice claim.

You may also be able to file a medical malpractice claim if you were suffering a heart attack at the time of diagnosis but the doctor diagnosed you with a different condition, therefore delaying proper treatment. To file either type of case, the fact must be that you suffered a heart attack and unnecessary injury due to the doctor's failure to properly diagnose your condition.

A Fairfax medical malpractice attorney will be your strongest asset in the legal battle you must now face. To receive a fair settlement, you must show clear evidence of your losses and suffering that was increased because of your doctor's neglect in proper diagnosis of your heart attack.

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.

You can order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, Why Most Medical Malpractice Victims Never Recover a Dime, to learn more about medical malpractice.

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