Baltimore, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/09/2017 -- Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC, a Baltimore, Maryland-based law firm that handles cerebral palsy, birth injury, and various other types of medical malpractice cases, is pleased to announce they are available to represent cases that involve the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a heart attack. Unfortunately, heart attacks are commonly misdiagnosed by all types of healthcare providers and can lead to serious consequences for the patient and his or her loved ones, or in the worst case scenario, death.
There are many reasons why healthcare providers misdiagnose heart attacks. Two of the biggest are that the symptoms of heart attacks are sometimes similar to other non-life threatening conditions and that not all patients experience the same types of symptoms. Furthermore, the firm's attorneys would also like to let everyone know that there have been some instances where patients—who experienced shortness of breath and/or chest pain upon exertion—have seen their doctors and received an electrocardiogram (EKG) that came back normal, but later suffered from a heart attack and died. This scenario can be considered medical malpractice or the misdiagnosis of a heart attack because the patient should have undergone a stress test to discover if there were irregular heart rhythms, or other symptoms that indicated he or she may experience a heart attack.
Those who suspect that they or a loved one has suffered because a heart attack was misdiagnosed, can get in touch with the law firm immediately. Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC offers complimentary consultations, and every attorney on their team always goes to great lengths to ensure their clients receive just compensation for any injuries or loss. To learn more about the medical malpractice and birth defect attorneys on their team and the types of settlements they've won, please visit their website, http://www.cerebralpalsylawdoctor.com, or give them a call at 877-292-6491.
About Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC
GWGS is a nationally recognized medical malpractice and cerebral palsy law firm, which includes doctor-lawyers who represent birth injured children in Maryland, the District of Columbia and throughout the United States on a pro hoc vice basis (with permission of the court).
To learn more, visit their website at http://www.cerebralpalsylawdoctor.com/.