Heart attacks are a leading cause of death in America. Sadly, however, they also could be prevented in many cases. Diet and exercise are the best forms of prevention. But sometimes heart attacks occur because doctors misdiagnose them and their warning signs. Recent articles suggest that misdiagnosis often occurs because health care organizations are focused on the bottom line.
When patients enter a hospital or an emergency room, doctors have a professional obligation to perform all the routine tests that will either diagnose heart disease or rule it out. When profit is put ahead of patient care, doctors may not take the required time to do their jobs thoroughly and effectively.
For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice and Negligent Care.