Cardiology Malpractice

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

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:

Surgical 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.

A Legacy of Change

Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    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.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    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.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    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.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    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. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

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