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Jacksonville Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Attorneys

Compassionate Representation for Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Cases in Jacksonville, FL

Heart attack symptoms can sometimes be subtle or mimic other conditions, making them possible to overlook or misinterpret. However, when medical professionals dismiss these crucial signs – or fail to accurately diagnose health conditions that could lead to heart attacks – the window for intervention narrows drastically. This could result in irreversible heart damage or, in the worst-case scenario, a deadly heart attack.

If someone you love suffered a fatal heart attack due to a medical professional or hospital’s misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, you may be able to take legal action. Our team at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. is here to help you and your family understand your legal options and hold negligent medical professionals and institutions accountable. Our Jacksonville heart attack misdiagnosis lawyers have over 150+ years of combined legal experience, and our case results speak for themselves. We recognize the unthinkable loss you are facing and are ready to leverage our legal resources and skills to help you get justice. 

Do not wait to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case. Call (904) 295-1050 or contact us online today.

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack

Recognizing the early warning signs of a heart attack can be the difference between a successful recovery and a fatal outcome. While these symptoms can vary greatly from one individual to another, the presence of one or more of these signs should not be ignored. 

Warning signs of a heart attack include:

  • Chest discomfort: This is the most common symptom. The individual may experience a feeling of pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain in the center of the chest. The discomfort might last for a few minutes or come and go.
  • Discomfort in other areas of the upper body: Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms as well as the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath: This can occur with or without chest discomfort and is a significant warning sign.
  • Lightheadedness: A sudden dizziness or feeling of faintness can often be a sign of a heart attack, especially when accompanied by other symptoms.
  • Cold sweat: The unexplained or sudden onset of cold sweat, often accompanied by an inexplicable sense of doom, is also a common indicator of a heart attack.

Medical professionals are trained to recognize and promptly respond to these signs. They may have acted negligently if they ignored them, dismissed them, or incorrectly attributed them to an unrelated health condition, especially if your loved one was under their care while hospitalized. 

Common Mistakes Made by Medical Professionals in Heart Attack Misdiagnosis Cases

When it comes to heart attacks, every minute matters. Every medical professional knows this. Our Jacksonville heart attack misdiagnosis attorneys are familiar with the types of negligent errors that can lead to fatal delays in treatment.

The medical professionals treating your loved one may have acted negligently if they:

  • Overlooked non-classic symptoms: Not all heart attacks present typical symptoms like chest pain. In some cases, patients might experience symptoms like fatigue, nausea, or indigestion, which can easily be mistaken for other less critical conditions. This is particularly common in women, older adults, and individuals with diabetes.
  • Failed to conduct necessary tests: A thorough medical examination often requires the use of diagnostic tools such as electrocardiograms (ECG), blood tests, and imaging to identify heart damage and blockages. If a healthcare provider fails to order these tests based on observed symptoms, a heart attack could potentially go undiagnosed.
  • Misinterpreted test results: Heart attack indicators may not always be evident on initial testing. Misreading or misinterpreting test results can lead to a misdiagnosis, delaying necessary treatment.
  • Failed to account for patient history: A patient's personal and family medical history, as well as their risk factors for heart disease (such as smoking, obesity, or high blood pressure), should always factor into a diagnosis. Neglecting this crucial information can lead to misdiagnosis.
  • Disregarded patient concerns: Sometimes, medical professionals might downplay or ignore a patient’s reports of symptoms, especially if they seem mild or ambiguous. This can result in a failure to recognize the signs of a heart attack in a timely manner.

Compensation for Families Who Lost a Loved One Due to a Heart Attack Misdiagnosis

Our Jacksonville heart attack misdiagnosis lawyers are prepared to fight to get you maximum compensation for all losses, including:

  • Medical expenses: This includes compensation for any medical costs incurred due to the misdiagnosis, including hospital stays, medication, and any ongoing treatment costs that were required prior to your loved one's passing.
  • Funeral and burial expenses: You and your family can seek compensation to cover the costs of the burial, funeral, and any other related expenses.
  • Loss of earnings: If the deceased was a key income provider, your family could claim the loss of future earnings that they would have provided had they lived.
  • Pain and suffering: This is a non-economic loss and is meant to compensate for the mental and emotional anguish suffered by you and your family due to the loss of your loved one. 
  • Loss of consortium: This compensation is intended to cover the loss of companionship, care, and affection that you and your family suffer as a result of your loved one's death.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, if it is found that the medical professional's actions were particularly reckless or negligent, the court may award punitive damages intended to punish the guilty party and deter similar behavior in the future.

You do not owe us a penny unless we win, so do not wait to call (904) 295-1050 or contact us online if you lost a loved one due to a heart attack misdiagnosis. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with Edwards & Ragatz

In Florida, if your loved one has tragically lost their life due to a heart attack misdiagnosis, you and your other surviving family members may be eligible to seek compensation for their loss. This is accomplished by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent medical professional or institution, such as a hospital. 

To obtain compensation, you must start the legal process before the statute of limitations – typically two years from the date of death – expires, so do not wait to reach out to our team at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. We can evaluate your circumstances, walk you through how the legal process will likely work, and help you understand what you can expect to recover. 

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