Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack or Stroke

Getting justice for misdiagnosis of a heart attack

Doctors are trained to diagnose diseases — and we trust them to know what they are doing. In too many cases, however, a person who comes to a doctor’s office or emergency room complaining of heart attack or stroke symptoms receives a wrong diagnosis.

The same symptoms might be diagnosed as indigestion, pneumonia or other diseases. Precious time is lost as the patient is given inappropriate treatment and sent home.

  • Failure to diagnose a stroke can cause death or lifelong paralysis and disability.
  • Failure to diagnose a heart attack can cause death or severe heart damage and lifelong weakness.

Proper diagnosis and prompt treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Proper diagnosis and treatment can often mean the patient has an opportunity to return to a healthy lifestyle.

If treatment was delayed because of misdiagnosis, talk to a lawyer.

Prompt, accurate diagnosis and treatment of a heart attack or stroke is essential for recovery. When a doctor fails to recognize symptoms and diagnose correctly, when that negligence causes serious injury or death, call 612.255.6576 or send an email for a free consultation. We represent clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin.