The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that nearly 600,000 Americans die from heart disease every year. This is quite an alarming number which is only made worse when you consider that cardiologists make errors that contribute to this number. A cardiologist is essentially a doctor that specializes in veins, arteries, and of course the heart.

A cardiologist must endure extensive training and education before being licensed to practice. With this in mind, if there is an error by the doctor there can be devastating consequences for the patient. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury at the hands of a cardiologist you will need the assistance of a Norristown cardiology malpractice attorney.

What is Cardiology Malpractice?

Since heart problems are sensitive and need to be treated with care when a cardiologist fails to do so the results can be deadly. A vast majority of deaths from heart disease are preventable which is why medical malpractice lawsuits are on the rise all across the country.

There has even been evidence found to suggest that heat conditions are being diagnosed as stomach problems. When your cardiologist is not providing adequate care or misdiagnoses your condition, you will need to contact a Norristown cardiology malpractice attorney immediately before your condition gets worse and you are left without care.

Types of Cardiology Malpractice

Since a cardiologist can care for different parts of your body related to your heart there are several different types of cardiology malpractice. Some of the most common types of cardiology malpractice our Norrisowtn cardiology malpractice attorney sees include:

  • Failure to take a stroke, heart attack, or other cardiovascular problems seriously.
  • Implanting a stent improperly
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to make a diagnosis
  • No, follow up
  • Not coordination treatment plans
  • Not monitoring a patient
  • Not prescribing appropriate medication
  • Not ordering appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Failure to minimize the risk of heart disease
  • Negligent post-operative care
  • Not reading medical tests correctly.

Heart Disease Symptoms and Malpractice

When any of the above medical errors occur you may experience injury or symptoms of heart disease. Some of the symptoms you should look for are:

  • Nausea
  • Chest pain
  • Blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Weakness
  • Burning in your chest
  • Irregular heartbeat

If you experience any of these symptoms you will need to seek medical attention immediately and then contact a Norristown cardiology malpractice attorney.

Compensation for Cardiology Malpractice

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. Some of the most common types of compensation our Norristown cardiology malpractice attorney can seek on your behalf include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Punitive damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Non-economic damages

There may be other types of compensation you are entitled to depending on the details of your case.

Schedule a Consultation With The Weitz Firm, LLC

The Weitz Firm, LLC has over 25 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases of every kind. When you need a Norristown cardiology malpractice attorney, call us at 267-587-6240 or by filling out our online contact form today.

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