Can You Sue for Failure to Diagnose Heart Arrhythmia in New York?

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You or a loved one were experiencing chest pain and visited a physician for assistance. Unfortunately, they incorrectly diagnosed your symptoms and you incurred substantial harm as a result. Continue reading and contact a seasoned New York City medical malpractice lawyer to learn more about how we can help you get compensated for any damages you’ve sustained.

How do physicians diagnose heart arrhythmia?

To diagnose your heart arrhythmia, doctors will first assess any symptoms you’re presenting, such as dizziness, chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and more. They will then conduct an exam to determine the cause of the symptoms you’re exhibiting. Just some of the tests a responsible physician may perform include stress tests, an electrocardiogram/echocardiogram test, and an event monitor, among others. Once a doctor assesses the results of your tests and determines that you have a heart arrhythmia, he or she may treat the condition either by implanting a pacemaker, prescribing certain medications, or otherwise.

What happens when a doctor fails to detect heart arrhythmia?

When a doctor fails to detect or diagnose this condition, a patient’s condition can substantially worsen. In the most severe cases, it can cause death. If you or your loved one was harmed by a negligent physician, you may be entitled to damages. As long as we can prove that you and the doctor had a client-patient relationship, that the doctor owed you a duty of care, and that the doctor directly harmed you by breaching the duty of care, causing you to sustain damages, you should have a valid claim against that doctor.

What does compensation cover in a medical malpractice case?

Financial compensation can help you cover a wide range of damages, including, but not limited to:

  • The cost of medical bills
  • The cost of rehabilitation
  • Pain and suffering
  • A lower standard of life
  • The cost of lost wages from being unable to work as a result of the injury

If you believe you were wronged by your physician, feel free to contact us today. We are here to help you through each step of the medical malpractice claims process ahead.


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