Heart attacks aren’t uncommon in the USA and most people who go to the emergency room presenting classic signs of a heart attack are treated for such.
However, when younger patients go to the hospital or to their doctor’s office and are presenting some of the classic heart attacks symptoms, they can sometimes be overlooked. This is why there are so many instances of missed heart attacks in younger patients. If you or a loved one suffered injury or worse due to a missed heart attack, you might have a legal claim for damages that were caused by the medical negligence that led to the oversight.
If you believe that you do have a medical malpractice claim regarding missed heart attacks in younger patients, Dr. Michael Gleeson, ESQ can help. Dr. Gleeson is an attorney with a background in the medical industry who specializes in medical malpractice cases, including those dealing with missed heart attacks in younger patients. He has the knowledge and experience in the law and in the medical field to properly analyze and handle your claim.
Where Law and Medicine Meet
Dr. Gleeson’s work as a medical malpractice attorney is only amplified by his past experience as a board-certified general surgeon. Due to his knowledge, he’s able to handle medical negligence claims with more skill than other attorneys. He has no need to consult third-parties to decipher medical records and can spot the negligence easier than other attorneys who don’t have the same knowledge.
Before earning his law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California Dr. Gleeson worked in his own surgical practice as well as a string of hospitals. He is a graduate of Fordham University in New York and went on to train at NY Medical College/Lincoln Hospital. He has collected many accolades throughout his time in the medical field and realized he could use his knowledge to help people who fell victim to medical malpractice at the hands of negligent doctors or nurses.
Medical Negligence – Missed Heart Attacks in Younger Patients
When a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional makes an error that leads to the injury or death of a patience, it’s considered medical malpractice. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical error, it could be that they misread a test, neglected to perform certain tests, or overlooked/dismissed symptoms of a problem. These oversights and errors are usually what leads to missed heart attacks in younger patients.
Usually, heart attacks are miss diagnosed because the presented symptoms aren’t the typical ones that are linked to heart attacks. Atypical symptoms are fatigue, trouble sleeping, breathing problems, pain in the back, nausea, heavy arms, dizziness, a flushed feeling, and epigastric burning. When these are the symptoms, it’s common for a medical professional to assume something other than a heart attack. This wastes precious time since the actual problem isn’t being treated.
When these atypical symptoms are coupled with a patient’s young age the probability of a missed diagnosis goes up. This is because heart attacks usually occur in older people so when symptoms pop up in younger patients they are sometimes overlooked resulting in injury or death of the patient.
If this sounds familiar and you’re looking for medical malpractice help regarding missed heart attacks in younger patients, Dr. Gleeson can help. He can use his background in medicine along with his legal knowledge to analyze your claim and see if it is a winning case. Dr. Gleeson currently practices in the Scranton area of Pennsylvania and services the surrounding areas. If you’d like him to evaluate your medical negligence claim, contact him for a free consultation.