A lot of people focus on the heart for Valentine’s Day. Whom do we love? Who loves us? Sadly, many forget to make the heart their focus during the rest of the year. February has been designated American Heart Month with the intent to remind people about the dangers of heart disease. If you think that Valentine’s Day is the only day to focus on the heart, read on.
According to the AHA, or American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of natural death in both American men and women. Failure to diagnose heart disease has become the primary focus of many in the medical profession. Doctors fail to diagnose heart disease, particularly in women, at an alarming rate.
The result of a failure to diagnose such a serious disease, whether due to negligence or error, can have fatal consequences. When mistakes in medical care can be proven, a victim stands a good chance of recovering compensation that could cover medical bills, lost wages and more.
Heart disease among women is known as a silent killer. Symptoms of the disease in women tend to be different than symptoms found in men. It has only been recently that these differences have been noticed by medical professionals and some have yet to catch up with the times. Attempting to diagnose women in the same way as men is, quite simply, negligent.
Chest pain is not the only symptom of heart disease. Other signs, especially in women, are pain in the neck, back pain, pain in the abdomen, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms with regularity, you must visit your doctor for a diagnosis.
If you believe that you have been the victim of medical negligence, our team of attorneys is here for you. Call us today and let us review the details of your case at no cost to you. We will advise you as to whether or not we believe you have a provable case, and we will tell you how to proceed. Call now for more information about how we can assist you.