In Chest Pain & Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice expert witness Barry Gustin, M.D. writes:
As you can see, the evaluation of chest pain is often highly subjective and imperfect. The differential diagnosis of chest pain alone (approximately 20 common and 15 not so common entities) is enough to dazzle and amaze any attorney as he/she strives to understand the facts of the case. It is no surprising that 20% of malpractice dollar losses by emergency physicians in the US involve the diagnosis and management of patients with acute chest pain.
The only way to make sense of any medical case, especially the complex one, is to have a knowledgeable physician review it an give you the medical insight and understanding you seek.
The physician should be an experienced, board-certified full-time practicing clinician with substantial medical-legal experience who can review the medical records objectively without a particular bias for or against plaintiff or defendant physicians. The weaknesses and strengths of your case will be made clear to you and you will know whether the case should be dropped or litigated.