A heart attack, coronary, or myocardial infarction (MI) is when a part of the heart muscle is not getting the blood flow or oxygen it needs to survive or work right. If a heart attack, coronary, or myocardial infarction is not diagnosed and treated right away, the heart muscle can become permanently damaged or die. If too much time passes without a proper diagnosis and treatment, serious heart muscle damage and even sudden cardiac death can occur.
Medical and Legal Professionals with Unbeatable Leverage
In the news, or on the Internet, you learn that a person who is having a heart attack may experience feeling like something heavy is sitting on their chest, crushing chest pain, or having the sweats or diaphoresis. However, not every patient that is having a heart attack has those symptoms. A heart attack can present itself in so many different ways, especially in women. At the legendary Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Beasley Firm, our teams of doctors, and certified emergency room nurses collectively have over 55 years of hospital emergency room and doctor or primary office experience. Our medical team is aware that not all patients experience crushing chest pain when they are having a heart attack, coronary, or myocardial infarction. The nurses and doctors on the Beasley heart attack teams have seen patients who have suffered a heart attack that experienced jaw pain, nausea, thumb pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, shortness of breath, indigestion, ear pain or other symptoms. Not every patient just complains of chest pain. Our certified emergency room nurses have seen thousands of ways patients, just like you or a loved one, can present to the emergency room while having a heart attack or MI.
Heart Attack Warning Signs and Risks
In the emergency room or doctor’s office, an EKG or cardiogram is done to demonstrate an inside look into what your heart is doing or not doing. The EKG, ECG, or cardiogram shows if your heart is in distress or not getting enough oxygen, or simply having a heart attack (MI). Many times, the doctors, nurses, or physician’s assistants do not see the subtle changes on your EKG that shows you are having an angina attack or heart attack. Angina is a warning sign that you are high risk for developing a heart attack. Angina is an early warning sign that your heart is not getting enough oxygen. Many days can pass until a cardiologist or heart doctor reads your cardiogram and sees the potential damage. By that time, it is too late and the damage is already done. By that time, it is too late to get TPA or a clot busting drug or medication. By that time, permanent heart muscle damage was already done and cannot be reversed.
Make Your One Shot at Compensation Count
Many law firm Internet sites will tell you that they can help you. How many of those law firms have certified emergency nurses and physicians on their staff that have performed and interpreted thousands of EKG’s or cardiograms? How many of those law firms have certified emergency room nurses on their team that have treated thousands of patients that presented to the ER or emergency room with symptoms other than crushing chest pain? Other law firms will tell you they know everything about heart attacks. They don’t. Those lawyers never worked in an emergency room or doctor’s office. Those lawyers or staff members never saw or treated real patients having heart attacks. Those lawyers never treated real patients having coronaries. Here at the Beasley Medical Malpractice Law Firm, our experienced teams of nurses and doctors have been at the bedside when patients, just like you or a loved one, were having a heart attack or angina attack. We understand the changes in an EKG or cardiogram that needed to be addressed and treated. We know that each patient is different when presenting signs or symptoms of a heart attack or angina.
Since 1958, the highly acclaimed and nationally recognized Beasley Firm in Philadelphia has been successfully litigating wrongful deaths, and heart attack or angina misdiagnosis with an unparalleled record of success. Our collective legal and hospital knowledge assisted in obtaining two of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Pennsylvania history, $100 million and $55 million, as well as countless other multimillion dollar judgments and settlements. The Beasley Medical Malpractice Legal Team is a legendary Pennsylvania catastrophic injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death law firm that has been awarded over $2 billion for our clients.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a delay in diagnosing a heart attack, please contact one of our experienced Philadelphia heart attack attorneys at (888) 823-5291. Be sure to subscribe to our Philadelphia heart attack blog to stay updated on all the new and recent information to keep you informed.