Cardiac Treatment

If you, or a member of your family, have suffered as a result of negligent cardiac care, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Hugh James specialist medical negligence solicitors are experts in dealing with all types of medical negligence including:

  • Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Angina pectoris
  • Other cardiac problems

Medical negligence claims for these types of problems are often based around misdiagnosis or non diagnosis of the problem.

Unfortunately angina and heart attacks are sometimes diagnosed incorrectly as indigestion or other more minor disorders.

Claims may arise as a result of the correct diagnostic tests not being carried out, for example electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) tests.

Misinterpretation of test results can also lead to non diagnosis of cardiac problems.

Misdiagnosis or late diagnosis can lead to the patient suffering pain, a worse long term outcome, and possibly even death as a result of the correct treatment not being given at the appropriate time.

Appropriate prioritising of corrective surgery is important to minimise the risk to health.


How can Hugh James Negligence Team help?

Over the years the medical negligence experts at Hugh James have successfully recovered damages for many patients and have become experts in this field of medical negligence.

We have access to the best specialist medical experts to enable us to obtain evidence of past and possible future needs to ensure that you are adequately compensated for the disability you suffer.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results including the highest financial settlement possible.

We are able to deal assist you on a no win, no fee basis.

If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of a medical negligence, contact our friendly and approachable team of solicitors today.

If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

We are dedicated to your best interests and can advise you on how to proceed.

Case studies

“M” was a retired Miner who on the 27th June 2003 underwent surgery at hospital “A” to perform a coronary artery bypass and to replace his aortic valve with a biological mitraflow valve. The surgery was appropriately covered by prophylactic antibiotics and he was discharged from hospital “A” on 13th July 2003.

On the 18th August 2004, “M” attended his GP with a cough andf breathlessness, and his GP arranged for him to be admitted to NG NHS Trust by ambulance. He remained an in-patient at NG NHS Trust until the 29th August 2003.

The SHO on admission recorded the necessity to “R/O SBE”, namely to rule out sub-acute bacterial endocarditis.
M (Dec’d) -v- NG NHS Trust  


 



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