is the leading cause of death in the United States. About one in four deaths involve heart conditions. Prompt medical attention can help prevent a heart attack.
Unfortunately, medical errors and negligence in Miami, FL, can result in permanent impairments and death.
Our Miami cardiologist malpractice lawyers at Lavent Law Personal Injury Lawyer work with individuals throughout South Florida who have been injured because of medical malpractice.
We fight to get you the compensation you deserve for damages caused by medical malpractice. Contact our law firm to request your free consultation with a Miami medical malpractice attorney.
How Our Miami Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured Because of Medical Malpractice
At Lavent Law Personal Injury Lawyer, our Miami personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases. Our attorney is recognized by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the “10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.” So, you can count on our entire legal team to provide you with exceptional legal services.
Our goal is to recover maximum compensation for your personal injury claim. We fight to hold the party who caused your injury liable for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced, as well as your financial losses.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Analyze how your injury occurred and gather evidence to prove that a medical professional is guilty of malpractice
- Identify all parties who might be liable for your damages
- File all insurance claims
- Aggressively negotiate a fair settlement agreement
- Prepare and file a medical malpractice lawsuit if the other party fails to negotiate a fair settlement
Our Miami malpractice attorneys are passionate about defending the rights of injured individuals in Miami, Florida. We do not stop fighting until we pursue all legal claims to get you the money you deserve.
Contact our office to schedule a time to meet with a Miami personal injury attorney. Your initial consultation is free of charge, and you are under no obligation to hire our firm after meeting with an attorney.
How Common Are Cardiologist Malpractice Cases?
In one survey of cardiologists, almost two-thirds of the respondents had been named in medical malpractice lawsuits.
The most common reasons for cardiology medical malpractice cases include:
- Failure to treat
- Failure to diagnose
- Failing to refer the patient to a surgeon or specialist
- Failing to order diagnostic tests
- Wrongful death
According to The American Journal of Cardiology, the rates of cardiology malpractice claims have increased significantly in the United States. Medical malpractice victims can consult with malpractice lawyers to discuss their legal rights and options for seeking compensation for damages.
Overview of Cardiologist Malpractice
Cardiologists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat heart disorders. They must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Florida.
Cardiologists generally do not perform cardiac surgery. However, some cardiologists have special training to perform minimally invasive procedures.
Therefore, cardiologists can be guilty of making surgical errors, diagnostic errors, or errors in treatment.
What Are Common Causes of Cardiologist Malpractice?
A cardiologist treats patients for various heart conditions, including high blood pressure, chest pain, blocked coronary arteries, high cholesterol, heart disease, and irregular heartbeat.
Because cardiologists do not perform heart surgery, cardiologist malpractice generally deals with:
- Failure to diagnose a heart condition
- Failing to review a patient’s medical history
- Errors made when consulting with a patient in the emergency room or a nursing home
- Prescribing the incorrect medication or dose of medication
- Failing to perform diagnostic tests, such as an EKG, stress test, blood tests, or an echocardiography
- Improper management of heart disease
- Misdiagnosis of a heart condition
A cardiologist’s medical mistakes or errors can result in harm to the patient. In some cases, a medical error could result in a patient’s death.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Cardiologist Malpractice
Cardiologist malpractice injuries can be catastrophic. A patient could have a heart attack that causes permanent damage to the heart.
Failing to treat hypertension, heart disease, and coronary artery disease correctly could result in unnecessary surgery, including coronary bypass surgery. A patient who is harmed because of cardiologist malpractice may incur other damages beyond physical harm.
Other damages caused by cardiologist malpractice may include:
- Medical bills and expenses for treating the conditions resulting from the malpractice
- Loss of income and benefits because the person is unable to work
- Physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering
- Decreases in future earning potential because of permanent impairments
- Disabilities and impairments
- A decrease in the person’s quality of life
A victim of malpractice may receive compensation for damages. However, we must first identify who is liable for the malpractice and prove liability.
Who is Liable for a Cardiologist Malpractice?
Generally, the cardiologist performing the procedure is liable for damages due to their medical errors and negligence. However, a medical group or hospital could also be named a defendant in a cardiologist malpractice lawsuit.
Before you can recover compensation for your damages, you must prove that the cardiologist owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care. Breaching the duty of care in a malpractice case means a cardiologist failed to deliver the proper standard of care.
Medical experts will establish the standard of care for your case and how the doctor breached the standard of care.
Once you prove that the doctor breached their duty of care, you must prove that the breach caused you harm. If you did not sustain harm because of the doctor’s negligence, the doctor did not commit malpractice.
Working with an experienced Miami malpractice lawyer is essential. A malpractice lawyer understands Florida’s malpractice laws and the evidence required to prove malpractice.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm in Miami
Contact our office to discuss your case with a Miami cardiologist malpractice lawyer. Our attorneys offer free consultations. You can get the information and advice you need about a potential cardiologist malpractice claim.