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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.

Key contact

Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

How can we 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 assist you on a no win, no fee basis.

If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of 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.

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