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What if a heart attack goes undiagnosed?

Washington residents like you trust that you'll be getting a correct diagnosis when you go into the emergency room for unexplained pain. However, that may not always be the case. Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan, attorneys at law, are here to walk you through what to do if your heart attack went undiagnosed.

Decision highlight nuances of diagnosis failures

Most people in Washington State have heard tragic stories about a patient who ends up with a serious condition that was potentially made worse by the fact that physicians did not appropriately diagnose it early enough, preventing them from the opportunity for early intervention or treatment when the condition was at a less severe state. In these scenarios people generally assume that medical professionals have all of the facts in front of them but fail to put the pieces together appropriately.

Fibromyalgia often misdiagnosed

When people in Washington State think about the problems associated with doctors not accurately diagnosing medical conditions they might initially think about issues with diseases like cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. While certainly these situations can be challenging and leave patients in need of help, there are many other types of conditions that medical professionals may not appropriately diagnose that are not life threatening but that still leave people suffering instead of getting the relief and treatment they need.

Brain aneurysm signs and treatment

People in Washington State who have heard about brain aneursyms may not always fully understand what these things are or how they may be identified. As explained by the Brain Aneursym Foundation, these little bulges in the sides of blood vessels in the brain do not always produce visible symptoms. However, that does not mean that they are always without symptoms. The fact is that some cases do involve warning signs and these signs require appropriate response.

Testing for brain cancer

While no person in Seattle ever wants to be told by a doctor that they have cancer, there are certain cancers that may be even scarier than others. Being diagnosed with brain cancer, for example, may be particularly upsetting to people. However, not being appropriately diagnosed with brain cancer if a person actually has it, could actually be worse that hearing the words, "You have brain cancer."

How do misdiagnoses occur?

When Washington state residents go to a doctor for medical attention, the possibility of being misdiagnosed likely isn't on their mind. Unfortunately, misdiagnoses do happen. If you have suffered because of a medical misdiagnosis, Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan, attorneys at law, are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Can heart failure be improperly diagnosed?

Washington residents with heart-related problems may go in to get some tests run in order to see exactly what those problems are. But did you know that misdiagnosing heart attacks is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice? Here's what you should know about the diagnosis of heart failure and other heart-related ailments.

A warning to women about heart attack symptoms

Heart disease is a serious problem that takes the lives of far too many people across the country each year. Stress, lack of exercise, unhealthy eating habits and genetics are just some of the factors that can cause people to suffer a heart attack. Since a heart attack can be a life-threatening and time-sensitive emergency, it is crucial that doctors diagnose and treat heart problems as soon as possible. It is also important for Washington residents to understand the symptoms of a heart attack.

Brain scan developed to detect “football concussion” disease

After the movie “Concussion,” chronic traumatic encephalopathy became known across the nation as a brain disease that has affected numerous former football players ranging from high school to professional level. The disease, also called CTE, is caused by repeated blows to the head. Residents of Washington and elsewhere need to know that CTE does not only affect football players. Anyone who has been struck in the head numerous times may develop the brain condition later in life.

Medical misdiagnosis: a common occurrence

Physicians are widely known as experts who give straightforward and honest medical guidance to those in their care. Yet when a patient realizes they have been misdiagnosed with a serious illness, that trust can completely dissipate. Misdiagnoses of conditions are more common than one might assume. Washington law protects patients who have experienced physical and mental damage as a result of such medical errors.