Cardiac Surgery Attorneys in Louisville, KY
Medical Malpractice Lawyers for the Injured in Jefferson County & Southern Indiana
The heart is a vital organ that keeps us alive; without a healthy beating heart, you can suffer symptoms ranging from chronic fatigue to shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, arrhythmias, dizziness, and more. Cardiac surgery, such as bypasses, are commonly-used procedures designed to alleviate heart disease symptoms or repair defective hearts, giving patients a new lease on life. However, when these surgeries go wrong due to the negligence of surgeons, anesthesiologists, or nurses, patients can suffer harmful injury and even death.
At Grossman Green PLLC, our capable legal team can work to hold negligent professionals accountable for medical malpractice. We can conduct thorough investigations into your case, consult with medical experts and other professionals, and meticulously prepare your claim. Our aim is to put you in the strongest legal position possible for the negotiation table or civil court. Our Louisville cardiac surgery attorneys have the experience and tenacity you need when fighting corporate medical institutions and their insurers.
Cardiac Surgery Errors
Cardiac surgery requires medical experts trained to exacting standards when performing surgical procedures on the heart. They must also provide precision pre- and post-operative care as well. Risks always exist when you undergo any kind of surgery. Your risks should not be further increased by the carelessness or negligence of the medical team to whom you are entrusting your life. This means these medical professionals must act according to the accepted standards set by their profession to avoid errors that could result in severe consequences. When they fail to do so, their actions or omissions may entitle you to file a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit seeing appropriate damages for what you have suffered.
Heart surgery errors can include:
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Anesthesia errors
- Leaving medical equipment behind inside the body
- Severing or damaging a nerve
- Damaging another organ or part of the body
- Infection following surgery
- Performing an unnecessary procedure
- Using defective medical devices
As unbelievable as it may sound, errors such as operating on the wrong patient, leaving behind sponges, scalpels, and other equipment, making medication and anesthesia mistakes, and more occur all too frequently. The medical industry refers to such mistakes as “never events.” This means that they are unacceptable and should never occur. However, when doctors and medical staff fail to adhere to proper standards of care, no matter how unintended, they may be found guilty of negligence and malpractice.
Effects of Cardiac Surgery Errors
Such mistakes can result in:
- Further health damage
- Need for additional medical care, procedures, or surgeries
- Additional pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Financial duress
Causes of Cardiac Surgery Mistakes
The causes of cardiac surgery mistakes can include non-optimum conditions for doctors and hospitals, such as:
- Long hours creating overwork, stress, and fatigue
- Lack of communication among staff
- Inadequate staffing
- Failing to follow proper medical protocol
Grossman Green PLLC Can Help
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered cardiac surgery errors, we urge you to reach out to Grossman Green PLLC. We have concentrated much of our practice on medical malpractice and have the skills, resources, and commitment needed to achieve positive results when seeking full and fair compensation.
Experienced and Knowledgeable TeamWith over 50 years of combined experience, our attorneys contribute their unique knowledge and background to help develop a winning strategy for the client.
Fearless Trial AttorneysIf it becomes necessary, we are not afraid to go to trial. In fact, from the beginning, we prepare every case with the potential of trial in mind.
Collaborative ApproachNot only do we collaborate internally, but we also collaborate with outside professionals and specialist in order to strengthen our clients' cases.
Strong Client-Attorney RelationshipsOur team strives to understand each client and their unique situation. In doing so, we're able to develop a tailored approach aimed at achieving the best possible result.
Failure to Diagnose $3.2 Million
Failure to Diagnose $1.7 Million
Delivery at Birth Injuries $1.7 Million
Hospital Negligence $1.1 Million
Anesthesia Negligence $1 Million
Death of a Child during Birth $800 Thousand
Surgical Complications $750 Thousand
Burn Injury Due to Radiation $500 Thousand
Retained Surgical Sponge $200 Thousand