Heart disease is a massive problem in the United States. It is a deadly health condition, with 700,000 fatalities in America every year, regardless of gender.
However, recent studies show an alarming issue. The risk of misdiagnosing heart disease is high among women. Sometimes, women dismiss their symptoms and fail to call the hospital during the height of a heart attack.
This phenomenon happens for multiple reasons, including:
Even if they experience chest pain, women will likely receive delayed treatment. Failure to assess them properly might result in an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed heart condition that could turn deadly.
It is important to diagnose a patient properly to avoid prescription errors and incorrect treatments. In addition to extensive medical costs, this error might cause severe injury or death.
Other forms of medical malpractice can include:
However, a case would need a thorough evaluation to determine if negligence took place. Once verified, a victim could file a medical malpractice claim to help collect compensation for the damages caused by the hospital’s oversight, including medical bills, lost income and distress.