Experienced Representation From Dedicated Cardiology Error Attorneys in Maryland and Washington D.C. When Medical Malpractice Affects Your Family, Get the Help You Need from Baltimore and Washington D.C. Lawyers
Heart attacks are the number one cause of death in the United States today. Misdiagnosing or mistreating signs of cardiac distress can result in severe injuries and even death. It is estimated that thousands of patients suffer cardiac distress and die every year as a result of impending heart attacks that could have been prevented. Proving medical malpractice in cardiology is not a straight-forward proposition. In order to have a viable case, it must be proven that the patient was owed a standard of care that was not met and that the injury sustained was directly caused by the health care provider in question. Proving this requires an experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorney that will work to secure expert testimony, assess your case and litigate against the hospital or doctor for you. If you believe you have suffered a preventable cardiac injury, contact a medical malpractice attorney at Schochor and Staton, P.A. today. We serve clients in and around Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland.
Types of Cardiac Mistakes that Warrant a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
Not all cases of cardiac injury qualify for litigation. There are ten main types of cardiac mistakes that most commonly are litigated.
- Tightness in the chest or trouble breathing that is ignored and results in cardiac failure.
- Failure to consider family history in diagnosing cardiac distress.
- Failure to administer, or the misinterpretation of, an EKG by a physician or physician’s assistant.
- Improper or delayed treatment during cardiac arrest.
- Failure to adhere to standard operating procedures during a cardiac attack. These include administering proper medication to reduce the workload of the heart and open the coronary blood vessels to increase blood flow to nourish the heart muscle.
- Failure to detect cardiac diseases or conditions.
- Use of defective or improperly implanted pacemakers.
- Unnecessary or improperly implanted stents.
- Failure to detect closed arteries.
- Mistaking an impending heart attack for gastrointestinal distress (heart burn).
If any of these are true for your cardiac injury, you likely have a viable case and are entitled to financial compensation for physical pain, emotional distress and economic loss. Contact a medical malpractice attorney in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area with experience in cardiology errors to fight for the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.