Miami Cardiology Malpractice Attorneys
Fighting Against Negligent Cardiologists in South Florida for 30+ Years
Cardiology is often regarded as one of the most difficult medical fields to practice in, which is why, in the United States, aspiring cardiologists need to complete three extra years of study after medical school. Despite this extra training, the rates of malpractice lawsuits are frequently higher among cardiologists than other physicians.
Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has a team of cardiology malpractice lawyers and medical investigators to help you fight for your rights. The difference between this firm and others is that Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen truly cares about their clients and prioritizes them as people — not just as another case file.
Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 to speak with a Miami cardiology malpractice lawyer free of charge or obligation.
What Is Cardiology?
A cardiologist is a specialist in treating the cardiovascular system, which comprises the heart, blood vessels and blood. Cardiologists conduct medical tests on new patients to determine what treatment is needed and whether surgery is necessary. Typically, they diagnose and address heart or blood issues via medicines or other treatments. In most cases, surgery is performed by a cardiovascular surgeon, but there are some procedures a cardiologist will perform themselves, only consulting a surgeon.
Many things can go wrong during a patient’s visits with the cardiologist, as well as during surgery or even in the post-surgery care stage. When errors happen because of the doctor’s negligence, a patient may have a legal case. Tragically, since cardiology concerns the heart, cardiology malpractice can encompass medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death claims, as well.
Do I Qualify for a Case?
As a standard practice, hospitals may require a patient to complete an informed consent form prior to surgery. These forms are often rendered void in the case of malpractice, however.
A claim of cardiology malpractice may warrant a lawsuit if a patient was the victim of one or more of the following errors:
Recommending the incorrect surgery, failing to recognize the need for surgery and making a mistake during surgery can catastrophically injure a patient. Errors include administering the incorrect amount of anesthesia, failing to remove surgical devices, using defective devices, performing incorrect surgical procedures or unnecessary surgery, as well as failing to adequately monitor the patient.
These surgical errors could result in blood clots, blood vessel damage, burnt tissue, kidney problems, damage to the coronary artery, heart puncture, irregular heartbeat, and more. Post-surgery, these issues may metamorphosize into internal bleeding, a stroke or a heart attack.
Misdiagnosis of heart conditions
There are a few ways a cardiologist can misdiagnose heart conditions. There is improper diagnosis, such as if they diagnose a patient with a condition they do not have, or failure to diagnose the actual condition. Both of these misdiagnoses lead to delayed diagnoses, which could cause the patient’s actual condition to worsen. The result can be terrible health problems, even death.
Lastly, there have been cases of healthy patients misdiagnosed with a condition when there is no condition present. The healthy patient may then undergo treatment and surgery because they have been told a condition exists.
Failure to treat
If a cardiologist ignores a patient’s self-reported symptoms, does not prescribe the correct medication or fails to treat a preventable heart attack, they are liable for cardiology malpractice. Errors after surgery, such as the failure to follow up with their patient and prescribing the wrong medication, are also considered malpractice.
Damages and Compensation for Cardiology Malpractice Victims
If you were the victim of any of the malpractices mentioned above, you could be compensated for the following damages:
- Expenses arising from accommodations
- Funeral costs
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of support, mentorship, care
- Lost consortium
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Why Choose Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen?
No one should be the victim of life-threatening negligence. At Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, the legal team is determined to fight for those injured by cardiology malpractice. While the firm cannot guarantee a favorable verdict or settlement, their past multi-million-dollar verdicts illustrate their dedication to their clients and competence in the courtroom. They have reached comparably successful settlements, such as their notable seven-figure settlement for a heart surgery patient’s wrongful death.
The award-winning members of the legal team at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® for their legal capabilities and commitment to high ethical standards. They have also been named in Best Lawyers® and Super Lawyers® by their peers for demonstrating proficiency in their legal practice areas and having a positive influence on their community.
Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online today to schedule a free consultation with a cardiology malpractice attorney in Miami.
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Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.
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Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.
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We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.
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Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians.