Posted On: October 25, 2011 by Mark Bello of Lawsuit Financial Corp.

Misread EKGs Result in Permanent Myocardial Damage and Ultimately Death

A 57-year-old plaintiff was treated in the emergency room and discharged without specific treatment for myocardial infarction resulting in permanent myocardial damage. He also suffered from kidney failure and other complications, eventually resulting in death.

The family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit claiming that two EKG’s were misread and critical blood tests showing elevated cardiac enzyme levels and troponin levels were not communicated to the doctor before the patient was discharged. The case settled for 3.6 million dollars.

The number of patients seriously injured or who die from medical mistakes remains staggeringly high. When someone’s death is caused by an undiagnosed heart attack, the surviving family members are often left wondering what could have been done. In most cases involving missed heart attacks, further actions could have been taken to save the patient, which is why the majority of undiagnosed heart attack cases stem from errors in diagnosis.

Pursuing justice for medical malpractice victims is not just about the compensation; what happened is not just about the money. Lawsuits help promote safer and better health care. Medical malpractice litigation can, and does, keep patient safety in the spotlight. Holding the medical profession accountable creates a better health care system. If you or a loved one is living with the consequences of a doctor error or misdiagnosis, it is important to contact an experienced attorney who can protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.

I don’t know the financial situation of this family, but they may have been eligible for lawsuit funding; a lawsuit cash advance to help pay medical expenses, funeral expenses, and other bills due to loss of income. Lawsuit funding is a viable option for those involved in pending litigation and in need of immediate funds. While no amount of money can replace what you've lost because of a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnosis or other type of medical malpractice, Lawsuit Financial can help with your financial obligations while your suit is pending.

Some victims and/or their families are too often left with mounting bills and few options. Lawsuit Financial was created to help plaintiffs in their financial time of need. Simply put, our litigation funding program allows a plaintiff to remain in a case longer in order to pursue a larger settlement. We put you in a position to negotiate the settlement you deserve. We guarantee a case recovery equal to the amount of money we advance. If you lose your personal injury case, you owe us nothing! We are one of the few legal finance companies with the expertise (33 years combined legal and litigation funding experience) to provide medical malpractice lawsuit funding.

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