Asked in Medical Malpractice for Ohio

Q: How would a doctor miss the diagnosis of atherosclerosis heart disease. His symptoms he had match this disease.

My father just passed away from this and Acute Ventricular Dysrythmia after seeing his doctor numerous times for his high blood pressure, numbness in his legs and feet, severe confusion, chest pain and trouble breathing and they never did tests for his heart. They kept telling him it could be neuropathy. But he passed away 2 weeks later.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm very sorry for your loss. An Ohio attorney could address your question in the best manner, but your post remains open for three weeks. As a general matter in any jurisdiction, medical malpractice cases are generally assessed in terms of whether a breach of a duty occurred. To make that determination, an attorney would rely on the professional opinion of a medical professional. What you describe appears to involve the theory of a failure to diagnose. You could learn more about your rights by contacting an Ohio med mal attorney. If an attorney identified the basis for a viable case, they could request the file and review it with a medical professional. Attorneys in this area generally provide free initial consults. With sympathy,

Tim Akpinar

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