Under any circumstances, being diagnosed with a heart problem can have a devastating impact on an individual’s life.
However, receiving a diagnosis whereby you feel as though your medical treatment has been mishandled can make the situation even more distressing and painful for both you and your loved ones. We understand that you may be left feeling confused and angry, particularly if you feel as though your suffering could have been avoided had the right actions been taken by the medical professionals that were treating you.
Misdiagnosis of a heart condition, or the failure to administer the required treatment, can cause major heart damage, a heart attack or in the most severe cases, be fatal. If you think you that you have received negligent medical care regarding the health of your heart, you may be able to make a claim.
We understand that the thought of taking legal action may be an uneasy one. We can guarantee that if you do start a claim, our expert medical negligence lawyers will be by your side along every step of the way as they do everything they can to not only win you compensation, but to try and provide you with the answers and apology that you deserve.
Can I make a cardiac negligence claim?
If you have experienced issues with your heart as a result of a mistake made by a cardiologist or any other medical professional, then you may well be able to make a claim.
Examples of cardiac negligence that our lawyers have experience successfully handled include:
- misdiagnosis and treatment of a heart attack
- misdiagnosis and treatment of a cardiac arrhythmia
- delay in high blood pressure treatment resulting in complications or injuries
- inadequate treatment for hypertension, angina or valve disease
- failure to correctly analyse test results.
Although most medical procedures that are carried out are performed correctly and to a high standard by medical professionals, occasionally this is not the case. Any form of substandard medical care can have a profound impact on an individual’s health, but medical negligence that involves neglect of the heart can have truly devastating consequences.