Suffering from a serious heart condition can be a worrying and stressful time for both you and your family. Discovering that the medical care relating to heart conditions that you or a family member has received is negligent can only add to your distress.
If you have received negligent medical care then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation either for the misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of your cardiac condition, or for the negligence treatment of your heart condition.
Our specialist medical negligence team has extensive experience of bringing compensation claims against cardic specialists including surgeons and hospital doctors, as well as general practitioners who have missed vital signs of heart disease, or have failed to refer their patients on for further cardic investigations.
Cardiology and cardiothoracic negligence claims
Cardiology and cardiovascular compensation claims can be challenging and complex. Our team of clinical negligence specialists includes a number of former doctors and nurses who are well placed to offer a significant advantage when it comes to proving that medical negligence has occurred.
Our team of experts in cardiac cases can help you bring a successful compensation claim and they have experience in cases including:
- The misdiagnosis and treatment of heart attacks(myocardial infarction)
- Negligent heart surgery
- The failure to diagnose a fatal cardiac arrhythmia
- The fatal failure of hospital staff to transfer patients to specialist heart wards
- The fatal failure of doctors to recognise and treat endocarditis, an infection of the heart, in patients
- The rupture of a man’s aorta after his discharge from the casualty department
If your heart condition is misdiagnosed, delayed, or treated negligently the long-term consequences for you and your family can be serious. The misinterpretation of heart disease can lead to someone experiencing pain, injury, or in some cases brain damage and death.
Delay to your heart surgery can also result in a heart condition deteriorating to the extent that you are unable to work and support your family. Negligence mistakes made during heart surgery can also leave you unable to continue with your career.
Any potential cardiovascular compensation claim will take into account your loss of earnings because of the negligence you have experienced.
Chest and respiratory medicine claims
Chest medicine relates to the respiratory system, or problems with the chest, lungs and breathing. The negligent treatment, or delay or misdiagnosis of your chest and lung problems, including infections, can have devastating consequences.
Our specialist chest medicine compensation team has extensive experience of handling compensation claims for people whose chest disease symptoms have been missed or mistreated. Examples include:
- The negligence prescription of antibiotics which left a client with permanent lung and breathing problems
- The fatal failure by two GPs to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) in a patient
- The delayed diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- The fatal failure to diagnose lung cancer after the misinterpretation of X-rays
The failure of clinical staff to diagnose lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis, or lung cancer can be devastating , as can the failure to properly treat and manage pulmonary embolism.
If you would like to speak to one of our claims specialist please contact us on 020 7650 1200
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