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New York Angiography Malpractice

An angiogram is a medical imaging technique that uses a special dye and camera to visualize the blood flow in an artery or a vein. They are used to evaluate blockages in the arterial system. They can diagnose or treat a variety of conditions including aneurisms, circulation problems, heart disease, and macular degeneration. While angiography is considered a safe technique, there can be complications, particularly if the medical professionals responsible for your care do so in a negligent manner. If you or someone you care about suffered complications as a result of angiography and you believe that medical negligence was involved, it is important that you contact an experienced New York angiography malpractice lawyer who can review your medical records and ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Types of angiography

There are multiple types of angiography used to detect problems or treat problems in various parts of the body.

  • Coronary angiography. Used to diagnose coronary artery disease, heart disease, and aneurisms.
  • Cerebral angiography. Used to determine the blood flow to the brain
  • Microangiography. Used to examine tiny blood vessels throughout the body
  • Peripheral angiography. Used to treat circulation problems in the legs or feet
  • Retinal angiography. Used to diagnose macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy
Complications associated with angiography

There are a number of complications that are associated with angiography. The type of risks and potential complications vary based on the type of angiography involved. While these risks are common and can occur even when the doctor makes no mistakes, if you suffered any of these complications it is a good idea to contact a New York angiography attorney to review your records to determine if medical negligence was involved.

  • Injury to the catheterized arteries
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blindness or brain damage
  • Emboli to the brain
  • Allergic reaction to the injected contrast medium
  • Stroke
Pursuing compensation

As with any medical procedure or treatment, there are risks associated with angiography. Just because you experienced a complication does not mean that your doctor provided you with less than competent care. However, if you did experience a complication, a review of your medical records by an experienced New York angiography malpractice attorney well help you determine if negligence was involved. Medical negligence involves more than the doctor making an error or something going wrong. To prove medical negligence you must have evidence that your doctor cared for our in a manner that deviated from the care that a competent doctor would provide. You also must show that there is a causal connection between your doctor’s negligent treatment and your injuries.

If your medical malpractice claim is successful, you may collection damage for your medical expenses, your lost wages and compensation, loss of future earning capacity, and other out-of-pocket expenses associated with the injury. In addition, you may be able to collect compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and mental anguish. In addition, if a family member passed away due to medical negligence associated with angiography, contact an angiography malpractice attorney in New York to discuss filing a wrongful death claim.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

While angiograms are generally considered to be safe, errors during and after the procedure can lead to serious injuries such as artery damage, strokes, and paralysis. If you believe that the angiography-related complications you suffered were caused by medical negligence, discuss your concerns with the experienced angiography malpractice attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. We will review your medical records, listen to your concerns with compassion, and we will vigorously fight for your legal rights. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.

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