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How are heart attacks misdiagnosed?

Louisiana residents like you may have experienced a heart attack in the past that was misdiagnosed at the time. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to help you through the aftermath of this misdiagnosis, no matter how it may have impacted you.

Heart attacks can differ in symptoms and intensity. These factors vary depending on who is experiencing the heart attack and what type of attack it is. For example, in some cases, people have reportedly been able to drive themselves to the hospital and retain perfect consciousness even in the middle of a heart attack. Others collapse and become unresponsive immediately.

People also experience heart attacks differently. Though many shows talk about pain in the chest or left arm, many women also experience pain in the jaw or back that isn’t talked about as frequently. This can lead to people not being aware that their symptoms are that of a heart attack, which can contribute to misdiagnosis by professionals.

Finally, many lesser ailments can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack. This can include anxiety, heartburn, angina, and pulled muscles. There’s the chance that you or your doctor may incorrectly interpret the pain you’re experiencing as one of those ailments instead.

If you have suffered from extensive medical damage because of a heart attack that went undiagnosed, please consider visiting our web page on medical malpractice cases. You may need financial compensation in order to help pay for the expenses that have stacked up, and this can be a good place to start.

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