Cardiology Medical Negligence and how to claim?

Experiencing a cardiology negligence claim can be an extremely stressful experience for anyone and their families. We understand that when having a condition that needs to be treated by a medical professional, we put our trust in them to ensure that we are treated to the highest possible standard. If they are negligent with their care and you experience complications to your health, you will be eligible to claim compensation for your damages. 

What are the most common types of cardiology negligence claims?

There is a range of heart conditions that individuals can experience, however, the most common heart conditions include:

  • Septal defects (hole in the heart) diagnosis or treatment problems. 
  • Aortic Stenosis is the narrowing of the body’s main artery. 
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis, during which the pulmonary valve is narrowing. 
  • Ebstein Anomaly is a rare heart defect affecting the tricuspid valve.
  • Patent ductus arteriosus is a disorder during which babies have an extra blood vessel. 
  • Patent foramen ovale during which the flap in the heart doesn’t close at birth. 
  • Tetralogy of Fallout is 4 related heart defects to the change in the blood flow direction. 
  • Truncus arterioles when a child is born with a large artery that carries blood to the lungs and body instead of 2 separate arteries. 
  • Heart disease; coronary heart disease occurs when the major blood vessel that supplies the heart with blood is clogged.
  • Cardiac Arrest is when the blood flow to the heart is stopped. 

The most common negligence claims that our experienced solicitors deal with are: 

  • Delay in diagnosis of heart conditions 
  • Missed diagnosis of heart conditions 
  • Misdiagnosis of heart conditions 
  • Problems during surgery or treatment due to negligence of the medical professional
  • Problems with medication of the heart condition 
  • Issues of the after-treatment of the heart condition

If you have suffered any type of medical negligence about your heart condition due to no fault of your own; we highly advise that your contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. 

How common is heart disease? 

Heart disease is one of the most common heart conditions across the UK, meaning that negligence can be common. Around 7.6 million people live with a heart/circulatory disease across the UK, of which4 million are men and 3.6 million are women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease in the UK, and it occurs when the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart is clogged with deposits of cholesterol. Before a heart attack, plaques of cholesterol burst causing a blood clot to develop at the site of rapture, this blocks the blood supply to the heart triggering a heart attack. 

What is the difference between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack? 

A cardiac arrest and a heart attack are not the same things. A heart attack is during which a coronary artery becomes blocked and the heart muscle does not have access to a blood supply, which can lead to death if the heart isn’t getting enough oxygen. During a cardiac arrest, the heart stops pumping blood around the body and the individual stops breathing. In many cases, cardiac arrests are a cause of a heart attack, this is due to the person experiencing a heart attack can develop a dangerous heart rhythm that leads to a cardiac arrest.

If a patient is experiencing a heart attack or a cardiac arrest, they must be treated fast as these can deteriorate quickly leading to death; if you or your loved one faced negligence during the treatment of their heart condition, w highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side. 

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