A heart attack is a major medical emergency that can endanger a patient’s life. Sometimes, patients don’t receive necessary treatment for their heart attacks because doctors or nurses fail to recognize the warning signs of an episode.
Has this happened to you or a loved one in or around Chester County, Pennsylvania? You may be eligible for financial compensation if so. Review your case with a Chester County heart attack attorney at the Weitz Firm, LLC, LLC to learn more about your legal options.
Recognizing the signs of a heart attack is key to knowing you need to seek medical treatment right away when one strikes. Common warning signs of heart attack in men include:
Every second is crucial when you’re having a heart attack. If you notice any of these symptoms, see a doctor immediately.
Research indicates heart attacks are often overlooked in women. This is because many don’t realize that the signs of a heart attack in a female patient may be different from those of a male patient.
All of the above signs can potentially manifest when a woman is having a heart attack. However, female patients are sometimes more likely than male patients to experience shortness of breath and back/jaw pain. Additionally, women are more likely to experience nausea/vomiting when heart attacks strike.
Certain risk factors can influence one’s chances of having a heart attack. They include:
This isn’t necessarily a complete list. The best thing you can do to minimize your chances of having a heart attack is to consult with your doctor to learn more about your risk factors and how you may address them.
It’s very important that physicians and nurses properly identify the signs of a heart attack in a patient. Failure to do so could result in a patient not receiving treatment in a timely manner.
Unfortunately, sometimes, negligent medical professionals don’t notice heart attack symptoms or risk factors. Along with simply overlooking the signs that a patient is having a heart attack, a healthcare professional might be negligent if they:
If you didn’t receive necessary treatment or if you lost a loved one because a healthcare professional was careless, you may be able to seek financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Strongly consider hiring a Chester County heart attack lawyer when doing so. At the Weitz Firm, LLC, we can help by:
Learn more by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240 to schedule your consultation.