What Every Woman Needs to Know About Diagnosing Heart Disease

It’s a little-known fact that 10 times as many women die of heart disease as breast cancer. One of the more common forms of medical malpractice is the misdiagnosis of women with heart disease, which is generally perceived by the medical establishment as a man’s disease. Doctors will sometimes discount the possibility of heart disease in female patients, even when the warning signs—sweating, pain from exercise, elevated cholesterol, nausea—are on display. In the video, two women who’ve survived heart attacks discuss the misdiagnoses they were given by their doctors.

If you have suffered due to medical malpractice, the law firm of Pegalis & Erickson can help. We’ve handled cases across Long Island that involve misdiagnosis, hospital liability, infectious disease, and more. To learn more about our firm, call (516) 684-2900.

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