Medical Malpractice: Atypical Symptoms Can Lead to Delayed Diagnosis

Monday, August 10th, 2015 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

medical malpracticeMany illnesses and conditions that are seen in a hospital’s emergency department have specific symptoms. Take a heart attack (myocardial infarction), for example.

According to the Mayo Clinic, heart attack symptoms include:

However, in women, heart attacks can present with all of the above symptoms without chest pain or pressure. It may just seem like the flu, heartburn, etc. The American Heart Association warns that heart attacks in women can have drastic outcomes, especially if the right help is not administered right away.

The medical malpractice lawyers at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan advise that if you are experiencing any of these symptoms to get evaluated by an ER doctor immediately.

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