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How Can I Define a Heart Attack Medical Malpractice Case?

Medical practice in the case of heart attack is primarily the situation when the diagnosis is not offered in time to save the patient, despite signs indicating the severity of the condition, or when the doctor fails to administer the right drugs despite the correct diagnosis.

The key to arresting a heart attack is diagnosing the condition in time to save the patient. A case of medical malpractice arises when this is not done.

Patients who are in the process of developing a heart attack report:

  • Shortness of breath 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Chest pain 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Nausea 
  • Irregular heartbeats

If a doctor:

  • Ignores these signs 
  • Fails to perform tests 
  • Fails to recommend the relevant diagnosis procedure, he is deemed to be committing medical malpractice

Such actions may result in permanent heart failure or other serious complications.

A doctor may also be deemed to be engaging in medical malpractice if he fails to administer the right drugs even after diagnosing a heart attack correctly. This may include, but not be limited to, giving the patient drugs to stop the formation of blood clots, drugs to stabilize the heart rate, administration of oxygen to the patient, or drugs to lower the heart’s workload.

When the doctor is not certain that a heart attack is taking place, drugs that prevent blood clots can be administered in at a lower dosage. If any of these was not done for you or a loved one, you need to talk to The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary for assistance in evaluating the case.

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