Re: Curious.. has anyone filed lawsuits for Misdiagnosis?
No thoughts for a lawsuit because there was no damage to me.
But after 4 years of discomfort, during which I was getting more and more sure was stable angina I arranged for a cardiologist and a stress test.
The test, non-nuclear, was done and during the treadmill test I quickly developed the burning pain in my chest and shoulders. I complained about the rather severe pain but he, the cardiologist (he did the test himself) asking whether I could bear it and continue. I did. It got better, got worse, got better, got worse. I got through the 12 minutes.
They then ultrasounded me and two doctors said I was fine, "It is probably high blood pressure causing the pain???"
I took them at their word and then saw the report stating "patient did not complain of ischemia." SAY WHAT????? I must have complained loudly of pain at least 5 times in 12 minutes.
So I went on for another 5 years and saw a renowned cardiologist and I described my symptoms: burning pain oo exertion, pain on SLIGHT exertion with a full stomach, and pain when walking into a very cold wind.
He said :You have classic angina...you should have done something about it years ago." (So nice to hear.)
He ordered an immediate angiogram showing a 99%+ blockage of my right coronary artery.
So yeah, there are morons out there with the word CARDIOLOGIST on their wall plaque.
Last edited by Voxx976; 03-05-2013 at 07:22 AM.