Negligence In Diagnosing Or Treating Heart Conditions
The human heart can keep pumping for 100 years, but like any organ, a compromised heart will eventually fail. Surgeons, cardiac specialists and other physicians can be held accountable for failing to diagnose serious heart conditions or mismanagement of care for cardiac patients.
Located in Bergen County and midtown Manhattan, Goldsmith & Goldsmith, LLP, handles medical malpractice in northern New Jersey, statewide and in New York, including heart-related cases. Attorney Lee S. Goldsmith is also a licensed physician, providing a key advantage to clients in evaluating and litigating claims against medical providers. In a free consultation, we can determine if your claim merits pursuing.
Medical Malpractice In Cardiac Care And Diagnosis
New Jersey juries have been reluctant to award damages in straight heart attack cases; they often conclude that the person would have likely died with or without a diagnosis of heart disease.
However, there are numerous scenarios in which the negligence of medical professionals can be linked to death or medical complications:
- Failure to diagnose atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other heart defects
- Failure to diagnose coronary aneurysms and pulmonary embolisms
- Improper management of cardiovascular surgery
- Negligent placement of cardiac stents, resulting in patients bleeding out
- Mismanagement of chronic heart failure and other ongoing conditions
Fully Committed To Justice
Our medical team has obtained notable recoveries in medical malpractice, including failure to diagnose correctable heart defects or treatable cardiac conditions. We are skilled in deciphering medical records, including EKGs and other electronic data that indicated heart problems.