Cardiology negligence claims

Cardiology negligence claims can arise from misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and medication mistakes, with severe consequences. Our advisors can help seek the answers to your questions.

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Cardiology claims: Expert medical negligence advice

Cardiology medical negligence claims arise when a patient believes they have suffered harm due to the negligence of a cardiologist or healthcare provider. We understand that cardiology negligence can lead to severe physical, emotional, and financial consequences for patients and their families. Our specialist medical negligence advisors regularly represent those patients who have been affected by negligent cardiology treatment.

A cardiology medical negligence claim can arise from the following circumstances: 

Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis:

  • Failure to correctly diagnose heart conditions such as coronary heart disease, arrhythmias, or heart attacks in a timely manner.
  • Misinterpreting test results, such as ECGs or echocardiograms, leading to a delay in diagnosis and treatment.

Surgical errors:

  • Errors during cardiac surgeries or procedures, such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), angioplasty, or valve replacements.
  • These errors include improper surgical techniques, improper suturing, damage to surrounding tissue, surgical instruments left inside the patient or postoperative infections.

Inadequate monitoring and management of cardiac conditions:

  • Failure to manage ongoing chronic cardiac conditions such as heart failure or arrhythmias resulting in harm to the patient.

Medication errors:

  • Incorrect prescription or administration of medications used in cardiology, including antiarrhythmics, anticoagulants, or vasodilators.
  • Errors related to anaesthesia administration during cardiac procedures, including allergic reactions, dosage errors, or improper monitoring.

Inadequate post-operative care:

  • Negligent post-operative care leading to complications or infections.

Device and implantation errors:

  • Device malfunction or errors related to the placement or management of cardiac devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, or stents.
  • Failure to recall or replace defective cardiac devices.

Failure to obtain informed consent:

  • Failing to provide patients with adequate information about the risks, benefits, and alternatives of a cardiac procedure or surgery.

It is important to note that the specific circumstances giving rise to a cardiology medical negligence claim can vary widely. These claims require a careful examination of the facts, medical records, and expert opinions to determine whether negligence has occurred.

If you believe that you have suffered harm as a result of negligent cardiology treatment, please get in touch with our specialist medical negligence advisors who will be able to advise whether you have grounds for a claim.

Call our medical negligence team for a FREE initial consultation on 0800 013 1165

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