The children of a man whose heart condition was allegedly misdiagnosed at Temple University Hospital were awarded $6.41 in a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to an article on Philly.com, the 38-year-old man was diagnosed with pneumonia after he collapsed playing basketball in May of 2009. He collapsed again 3 months later and suffered a massive heart attack in November 2009. An attorney for the man's children said that the hospital and two doctors were named in the lawsuit.
Heart attacks are frequently confused with other conditions that have similar symptoms such as heartburn, anxiety attacks, angina, gallstones, bronchitis, and esophagitis. Early diagnosis and treatment of heart disease is crucial to prevent serious and life-threatening complications such as a heart attack or death. Families of victims who died as a result of heart attack misdiagnosis have the right to seek compensation.
If you or your loved one suffered harm because of negligence in a medical context in or near Philadelphia, is important to choose an experienced lawyer to evaluate your case. The medical malpractice attorneys of Marciano & MacAvoy, P.C., can knowledgeably predict whether a claim for compensation from a health care provider is likely to be successful.
A medical malpractice claim for compensation can help you and your family cope with expenses and losses, including additional surgery needed to correct a surgical error, additional medical treatment or hospitalization, lost wage replacement, and pain and suffering.
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Source: Philly.com, $6.41 million verdict in malpractice lawsuit, June 1, 2012