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Cardiac Surgery Claims
Cardiac surgery claims are generally made following negligent cardiac or heart surgery. Our solicitors are specialists in cardiac surgery claims. They have represented many victims of cardiac surgery negligence and have obtained large sums of compensation on their behalf.
Cardiac surgery claims are often made as a result of [surgical negligence]. If you receive sub-standard cardiac surgery, the consequences can be very serious. Not only can your condition be made worse, but ultimately cardiac surgery negligence can be fatal.
Heart surgery is generally provided in an expert manner with the highest standard of care being given. However, on some occasions, medical professional make avoidable mistakes during cardiac surgery. This is unacceptable.
Our claims solicitors will handle your claims on a No Win No Fee basis. We take away the stress of worrying about legal bills.
Our Solicitors are experts in cardiac surgery negligence. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 3372
What is Cardiac Surgery?
Cardiac surgery is a procedure carried out as a result of heart disease or a sudden cardiac event. It generally involves the chest being cut open so that a cardiac surgeon can carry out repair to damages arteries, muscles of valves in the heart.
Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the most common cardiac surgery procedures. This involves a cardiac surgeon grafting a healthy artery or vein to a blocked heart artery.
Often, cardiac surgery is a lifesaving procedure. The outcomes can be very positive for patients and can often lead to a full recovery. However, if the cardiac surgeon is negligent, the outcomes can be much worse.
Cardiac surgery is generally carried out to treat the following heart conditions:
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Coronary heart disease is a condition that effects the heart’s arteries. Blood vessels that provide blood and oxygen to the heart can become hard and narrow, preventing blood for travelling to the heart.
- Damaged Heart Valves
- Cardiac surgery can be used to repair or replace damaged heart valves. This can repair valves that are preventing blood from getting to the heart. By replacing or repairing the heart valves, blood flow to the heart can be increased and improved.
- Insertion of Medical Devices
- Cardiac surgery can be carried out to insert a medical device such as a pacemaker to improve the function of the heart and to provide sensitive patient data relating to the patient.
What are Cardiac Surgery Claims?
Cardiac surgery claims arise when the healthcare you receive during heart surgery is negligent. However, your negligence claim could also relate to misdiagnosis of a heart condition, which has made your health situation worse.
A cardiac surgery claim is the legal action you can take if you or a loved one has suffered due to medical negligence. Sadly, despite medical advances in the NHS, cardiac surgery negligence continues to happen, resulting in cardiac surgery claims.
All doctors in the UK owe their patients a “Duty of Care”. This means that if your heart surgeon, doctor or nurse falls below the standard that would be expected, they have been negligent.
Cardiac surgery claims have to made within strict time limits. You have 3 years from the date of the negligence or 3 years from the date you suspected negligence. That is why it is extremely important that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
Our solicitors can move quickly with cardiac surgery claims. However, it is vital that you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Do not delay as it can result in you missing the chance to obtain justice for your suffering.
What are the Causes of Cardiac Surgery Claims?
Cardiac surgery and treatment can be complex for any medical professional. It is understandable that such surgery can have complications that can’t be avoided. However, on many occasions, cardiac surgery goes wrong as a result of negligent healthcare. This is never acceptable.
Although no two cardiac surgery negligence claims are the same, our solicitors have found a number of trends that can contribute to cardiac surgery claims. Some of these include:
- Failure to fully examine a patient properly
- Failure to warn patients of risks
- Anaesthetic errors
- Misdiagnosis of heart conditions
- Failure to refer for further investigations
- Failure to follow up on tests
None of the above causes on cardiac surgery claims are acceptable. All of the above examples involve an element of negligence which has contributed to the avoidable harm of a patient.
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Can I Make A Cardiac Surgery Claim?
If you have suffered an avoidable heart injury due to negligence, you can bring a cardiac surgery claim. Our client’s often have no choice but to make a medical negligence claim due to the huge negative impact such negligence can have on both your finances and health.
We often find that cardiac surgery claims are not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, it is about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is a difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.
Our clients often turn to our solicitors when they have nowhere else to go. On many occasions the NHS fails to provide adequate answers to our clients. Our medical negligence solicitors will get the answers you need. They will leave no stone unturned and will get you a full account of what went wrong.
We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make a cardiac surgery claim. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Why Make Cardiac Surgery Claims?
Cardiac surgery claims are a vital tool to help make sure the same mistakes are not made again. Such claims act as a key check to make sure medical professionals cannot get away with providing sub-standard medical care
If medical mistakes are identified and investigated, improvements can be made. Making a cardiac surgery claim is one of the most important ways of ensuring the service provided by the NHS is improving and that the same mistakes are not being made again.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.
No Win No Fee Cardiac Surgery Claims
Our expert medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you in the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
The amount of compensation you may receive for cardiac surgery negligence will depend on the extent of your injuries and the financial loss you may have suffered. However, compensation for cardiac surgery claims often provides for the following losses you may have suffered:
- Loss of earnings
- Specialist care costs
- Specialist equipment (e.g. wheelchairs)
- Avoidable pain and suffering
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Cardiac Surgery Claims
Our cardiac surgery claims solicitors have decades of experience in cardiac surgery negligence claims. They specialise in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area.
They will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service first for their clients.
Contact one of the team today for a Free Claim Assessment.