New York Cardiology Malpractice
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In some cases a victim suffers a heart attack and passes away almost immediately. In many other cases, the victim is able to get to a cardiologist or other medical professional in time for treatment. Unfortunately, in far too many cases the doctor fails to properly treat the heart condition, and as a result the victim’s condition worsens, or the victim passes away. Medical malpractice is a legal term that refers to negligent care by a medical professional that results in some type of injury, suffering, health compromise, or even death. If your doctor failed to properly care for you condition and as a result you were injured, you have the right to pursue compensation. If you or someone you care about suffered was seriously injured because of the negligence of a cardiologist or other medical professional, it is important that you contact an experienced New York cardiology malpractice lawyer as there may be sources of compensation to help pay for your medical bills and other losses suffered due to the medical negligence.Common cardiology error
The leading type of cardiology error that results in serious injury are mistakes related to failing to diagnose a condition, delaying a diagnosis, and or making the wrong diagnosis. For example, as experienced New York cardiology lawyers we have seen many instances in which despite the present of acute symptoms such as chest pain, referred pain, nausea, vomiting, and dyspnea, the doctor failed to diagnose a myocardial infarction. A correct, timely diagnosis of a heart condition can often be the difference between life and death.
Other common cardiology errors that lead to serious injury or death include:
- Improper management of treatment
- Failure to properly interpret an EKG
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Failure to monitor the patient
While not all errors related to the treatment of a heart condition amount to medical malpractice, it is important to consult a New York cardiology malpractice attorney to review your medical records to determine if there is evidence of medical malpractice. You must have evidence that shows that your cardiologist or other medical professional failed provide you with the standard of care that a competent medical professional would have provided given your age, gender, and medical history. You must also show that doctor’s poor care was the cause of your injury. This is critical to being able to recover damages. Typically expert testimony is required to show that there was a causal connection between the doctor’s treatment and the injury, and that you suffered a loss because of the doctor’s actions.
As a cardiology malpractice attorney in New York will explain, damages available can include both your economic and economic losses. Economic losses include the medical expenses associated with the injury caused by the doctor’s mistake. If you loss wages because you were not able to return to work due to your injury, your lost wages and other lost compensation would also be considered a compensable economic loss. Noneconomic loses include pain and suffering and mental anguish.
If a loved one passed away due to the cardiology mistake, the family members of the deceased may be able to recover damages by filing a wrongful death claim.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
For two decades the cardiology malpractice attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have been helping victims injured by medical mistakes hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions. We will listen to you with compassion, we will support you, and we will vigorously fight for you to receive maximum compensation for your injuries. 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.