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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Failure to diagnose pulmonary heart disease


    Most of us realise that any disease of the heart is serious. Pulmonary heart disease is a type that appears as a consequence of a disorder of the lung(s). Typical examples include cystic fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, although there are other lung-related conditions that can lead to it as well.

    There are a variety of symptoms that can highlight the fact this disease could be present. Shortness of breath is very common, as is dizziness and/or fainting. You may also experience chest pain and other symptoms, but you may not always experience them all. If you went to your GP with any or all of the typical symptoms it would be reasonable to expect further investigation. In some instances some of the symptoms can be mimicked by other conditions but a failure to diagnose pulmonary heart disease is quite serious. A delay in diagnosis means a delay in treatment, and that can lead to further problems in the future. Since some conditions can lead on to this condition developing, your GP should be aware of the heightened risk of this occurring. Never be afraid to ask questions about this if you visit your GP with concerns about this condition or your symptoms.

    Can you suffer from a late diagnosis of this disease?

    Any illness affecting the heart or lungs can have a pronounced effect on your life. In a case where there is a failure to diagnose pulmonary heart disease you may experience weaker health that you may never fully recover from. It may also shorten your life because the symptoms and conditions that lead to it can damage the heart and potentially lead to it failing. The sooner the condition is realised, recognised and treated the more promising your outlook is likely to be.

    How can Accident Advice Helpline assist you?

    It can be a worrying time to experience a health issue, especially one such as this. It gets worse still if you haven’t been diagnosed as early as you should have been. If you are in this position it is important that you seek advice from professional injury compensation lawyers as quickly as you can. Our team offers no-obligation advice that could change your position. We could help you trigger a no win, no fee compensation case that could find in your favour. Find out today so you know what may happen in the near future. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now

    Date Published: August 12, 2014

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    Author: David Brown

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