Cardiac surgery is an extremely important, yet dangerous procedure. Even the slightest medical error during or after a cardiac surgery can result in serious consequences for the patient.
Types of Cardiac Surgery Injury
Injuries resulting from poor care before, during, or after a cardiac surgery can range from mild infections to unfortunate fatalities. While your Boston medical malpractice lawyer certainly understands that doctors don’t injure their patients on purpose, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake.
During cardiac surgery, mistakes made can mean the following for the patient:
- Brain damage
- Unexpected strokes
- Permanent disabilities
How Does a Cardiac Surgery Injury Lawyer Prove Fault?
Sometimes complications arise during any surgery, and medical staff have no way of avoiding that. An experienced cardiac surgery injury lawyer knows what to look for, in determining if malpractice was the likely cause of a patient’s injury, or if it was merely an unfortunate event that doctors couldn’t have reasonably been expected to prevent.
If we determine that there was likely malpractice involved, we will bring your case to court, and work to recover your financial losses, as well as securing compensation for the injury to you or your loved one.
Other Cardiac Malpractice Cases
Our medical malpractice attorneys can help you with any potential liability claim, including acts of commission and acts of omission. One type of cardiac malpractice is when the doctor fails to prevent, screen for, report, or treat their at-risk patient’s cardiac illness. There are risk factors associated with heart disease, and doctors should monitor any patients at risk carefully. Some of the well-known risk factors are:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Family history involving heart disease
- High-stress lifestyle
- High cholesterol
If you or a loved one suffered a cardiac event, and hadn’t been counselled on preventing heart disease in the presence of any of these risk factors, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. If you had a known heart condition, and your doctor failed to appropriately treat it, resulting in a cardiac event, contact a medical malpractice attorney to begin an investigation.
Contacting Your Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered a cardiac surgery injury, or injury due to a doctor’s negligence in your cardiac illness, contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. We will conduct a full investigation of your case, with the help of medical experts. An experienced Boston medical malpractice lawyer will help you through this difficult process, determining whether and when medical malpractice factored into the cardiac injury of you or your loved one.