According to the American Heart Association, there are more than 1,000,000 coronary events every year. There are many more instances of angina, which is chest pain caused by coronary heart disease. Cardiologists, with a median salary of just over $398,000.00, are called upon most often to treat heart problems. Often times coronary events, such as a heart attack, or angina are overlooked by medical professionals including cardiologists, who have at least three (3) years of specialized medical training in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with the heart and the cardiovascular system.
While many people suffer a heart attack without warning, some heart attacks occur because of medical negligence, including:
- failure to diagnose or treat high blood pressure;
- failure to diagnose or treat high cholesterol;
- failure to diagnose or treat coronary heart disease;
- failure to timely or properly perform an angioplasty;
- failure to timely place a stent in an artery; and
- failure to perform an echocardiogram (ECG) or stress echocardiogram.
When cardiologists make mistakes, the potential for injury is great. Common cardiology-related injuries include:
- heart attack;
- loss of heart function;
- oxygen deprivation;
- brain damage;
- coma; and
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice cases due to or arising out of cardiology malpractice. If you have suffered a preventable coronary event, such as a heart attack, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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