Cardiology negligence claims seek the compensation you deserve for medical negligence when you have a heart negligence complaint. You expect and should receive professional medical attention for a heart problem, and to receive anything less is cardiology negligence.

Cardiology negligence puts lives at risk and, in many cases, may change your life completely. In some instances patients lose their lives due to cardiology negligence, and the loved ones left behind have to pick up the pieces.

If you suffered cardiology negligence, you may have a claim for medical negligence. The claim can seek compensation for damages to your health and the long-term effects on your life, such as the ability to work and restrictions in day-to-day living.

Our No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitors can take your cardiology negligence claim and get the compensation you deserve.

Cardiology negligence claims

What is Cardiology negligence?

Cardiology negligence is the below standard care you receive when you need attention for a heart complaint. Below standard care, care that no Cardiologist acting reasonably would provide, would be cardiology negligence. It could be in the treatment of your condition, the misdiagnosis of a heart complaint or the missed diagnosis of a heart attack.

You expect professional care when you have a heart complaint or a suspected cardiology event. What you do not expect is less than acceptable care and for your life to be impacted by the medical negligence of hospital or ambulance staff.

Cardiology negligence can cause death, disability and negatively impact your life. A cardiology claim for negligence seeks compensation for your damages now and into the future.

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Common Cardiology Negligence Claims

Common cardiology negligence claims are the misdiagnosis of heart conditions, errors with medication and surgical mistakes. Each type of cardiology negligence has its knock-on effects, and you can claim medical negligence for the damages.

Common cardiology negligence claims are:

Common Cardiology Negligence Claims

Misdiagnosis of a heart attack

Misdiagnosis of a heart attack can happen with your GP, a paramedic or the examining doctor at the A&E department. 

Instead of diagnosing your heart attack, the medical professional sends you home with a diagnosis of indigestion or of suffering from stress. In reality, you are having a heart attack, or you are about to have one.

To misdiagnose your heart attack delays treatment and greatly increases the risk of damage to your heart. It will put your life at risk when you most need the care.

Misdiagnosis of blood pressure issues

A misdiagnosis of blood pressure issues may cause you to miss the chance to get ahead of potential heart complaints. The examining doctor should take into account your family history and any reporting of hypertension in your own medical records. 

A misdiagnosis of blood pressure issues by ignoring or misreading a blood pressure machine delays correct diagnosis and for you to go on suitable medication. 

Untreated blood pressure issues lead to stroke, heart attacks and damage to your arteries.

Pacemaker problems

Pacemaker problems such as a failed battery, wiring issues and incorrect settings will not come to light until after the device is fitted in the patient. 

A surgeon fits the pacemaker to correct certain heart issues and should not malfunction, putting the patient at risk.

It is medical negligence for the surgeon not to fit the pacemaker correctly. Often the issues are not noticed until the patient is in trouble and in cardiac arrest.

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Cardiology surgery errors

Cardiology surgery errors happen when you least need them, when you are undergoing a vital, life-saving procedure. The surgeon may damage an artery, the heart, insert the wrong stent or put one in the wrong artery.

Modern surgery methods make cardiology surgery a lot easier and with fewer errors from surgeons, but cardiology surgery errors still happen, and their effect can be serious to the patient.

Delayed diagnosis of a heart problem

Delayed diagnosis of a heart problem can put valuable treatment on hold and further damage your heart. 

If the doctor fails to treat high cholesterol and hypertension symptoms and recommends further tests, they could put you in danger of a heart attack.

If you present with any one of the many symptoms of a cardiology complaint, the examining doctor should take your worries seriously. They should check your family records and recommend further investigation of your problems.

Cardiology medication errors

Cardiology medication errors such as prescribing the wrong medicine or putting you on a too high or too low a dose can make you very ill. The wrong cardiology medication may not only make you sick but will also fail to treat the original diagnosis.

Cardiology medication errors can happen at the pharmacy or come from the original prescription. A contraindicated medication, one that interferes with existing tablets, can cause severe side effects and damage other organs of the body.

Correct diagnosis, treatment and medication can deal with most common heart conditions. The examining medical professional should be aware of common heart conditions, and you may have a cardiology negligence claim if you suffer due to their medical negligence.

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Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. Typically the next step is to obtain your medical records for us to review.

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Once all your medical records have been received they will be reviewed by a medically & legally qualified member of our team. If there is evidence of medical negligence we will send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your medical negligence claim.

Most common heart conditions

Most common heart conditions are those seen daily at doctor’s surgeries, A&E departments and by paramedics on emergency calls. Medical professionals should be most aware of and be sure to check for the symptoms of the most common heart conditions.

Most common heart conditions are:

  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Coronary valve disease
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension, high blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Irregular heartbeat, Arrhythmia

The common heart conditions have easily recognisable symptoms. Many of the same symptoms are seen in other heart conditions, such as breathlessness and chest pain. 

Not every heart condition has a single indicative symptom, and the examining doctor should look at your medical history and family medical history before making a diagnosis.

To misdiagnose a heart condition or to miss one of the symptoms is cardiology negligence, and you can make a claim for medical negligence by the medical professional.

Cardiology surgery negligence

Cardiology surgery negligence is when the surgeon does not provide an acceptable level of professional service when performing surgery on the patient.

Cardiology surgery, also known as heart surgery, is an operation performed on your heart or arteries to correct or diagnose a heart condition.

Cardiology surgery can be:

  • Fitting a pacemaker
  • Bypass surgery
  • Valve replacement surgery
  • Angioplasty
  • Fitting a stent
  • Heart transplant surgery
Surgical Negligence

A cardiology surgeon should only operate at a high professional level. Cardiology surgery is very precise surgery, and negligence should never happen.

Cardiology surgery negligence does happen, but the consequences can be life-changing and fatal in some cases.

The cardiology surgeon may be tired or in a hurry at the end of the day. Instead of paying you the full duty of care during cardiology surgery, they rush the procedure and damage you in the process. 

Cardiology surgery negligence can happen when:

  • The surgeon nicks an artery in the operation and fails to notice
  • An error is made when reading the patient’s charts
  • A cardiac surgeon fits the incorrect device
  • A cardiac surgeon fits a faulty device.

If you suffer cardiology surgery negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. Our No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will make the claim for cardiology negligence to win the compensation you deserve.

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Who is responsible for cardiology negligence?

A medical professional is responsible for cardiology negligence. The GP who missed your symptoms of heart trouble or the paramedic who thought your heart attack was bad indigestion are responsible for your cardiology negligence. 

The medical professional owes you a duty of care when dealing with your cardiology problems. You may suffer cardiology negligence if they are negligent with that duty of care. 

Medical negligence is treatment below an acceptable standard by a medical professional. Instead of putting the care needed into the cardiology surgery, they have damaged your heart, which is clear medical negligence.

You may need to undergo years of treatment to correct the errors of cardiology negligence. By behaving less-than-professionally, the doctor risks your health, and the effects could be with you for life.

You can claim compensation for the cardiology negligence and get help with getting your life back on track again.

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Compensation for cardiology negligence

You can claim compensation for cardiology negligence in amounts from the low £10,000s to over £1 million in some cases.

The compensation varies depending on several factors, and cardiology claims sometimes see very high awards.

Compensation amounts in cardiology negligence claims can be:

  • Missed diagnosis of hypertension up to £15,580
  • Unnecessary heart surgery up to £28,490
  • Errors when fitting a Pacemaker up to £50,860
  • Medication errors leading to heart attack £65,520
  • Errors during cardiac surgery up to £249,770
  • Errors in cardiac surgery resulting in death up to £450,00
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All amounts are approximate and are only a guide to what is possible in cardiology negligence claims. You can also claim for the changes you need to make in your life and the costs into the future. As in all medical negligence claims, each case is dealt with on merit and how much you suffer due to the cardiology surgery.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will be the one to advise you on a cardiology negligence claim. They will know from experience what your case may be worth and how to make a successful claim.

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will handle your cardiology negligence claim for compensation and for all damages incurred.

A fatal medical negligence claim

A fatal medical negligence claim is when a loved one dies due to the medical negligence of a medical professional. It could be a misdiagnosis of a condition leading to a worsening of symptoms and eventual death.

Fatal medical negligence can happen when an attending doctor or paramedic misses the signs of a stroke or a heart attack. In some cases, it happens when a fatal dose of a medication is prescribed or administered without reading the patient’s charts.

Fatal medical negligence will have a devastating effect on those left behind. They will lose a loved one and all that entails, but they may also lose the income of a breadwinner and the economic value they bring to the home.

You can make a medical negligence claim for compensation if you lose a loved one due to fatal medical negligence.

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What can you claim for when you sue for cardiology negligence?

You can claim compensation for any damages that occurred when you sue for cardiology negligence. 

There are two types of compensation damages due when suing for any type of medical negligence: General damages and Special damages.

General damages are when you sue for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity, PSLA, you have experienced due to negligence.

Pain is that above what is normally expected for your procedure.

Suffering is the inconvenience and changes to your life that cause you discomfort.

Loss of Amenity is any difficulty you have in doing everyday tasks, such as walking, sitting, playing sports and sleeping.

Special damages include loss of earnings, future care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses. 

Loss of earnings includes compensation for time off work and any reduction of your income in the future. 

Future care costs are for any care you will need as a result of medical negligence.

Out-of-pocket expenses cover medical appointments, travel, accommodation and meals.

Be sure to keep payslips, receipts and proof of any losses you experience due to the medical negligence. 

You deserve compensation to cover all losses, including loss of life, medical costs, and long-term care needs. 

When you or a loved one suffers from the effects of cardiology negligence, you make a claim for cardiology negligence compensation. 

Your No Win No Fee solicitor will guide you through the steps in making a cardiology negligence claim.

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What are the steps involved in making a cardiology negligence claim?

The steps involved in making a cardiology negligence claim go from seeking medical advice to issuing court proceedings. 

The steps are a part of any successful compensation case, and settlement can happen at any stage in the process.

Your medical negligence solicitor will do the rest when you follow the steps correctly and gather all the facts and figures.

Seek medical advice on the injuries you have suffered or are suffering immediately you realise you experienced cardiology negligence.

Contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor who operates on a No Win No Fee basis and tell them what went wrong. The right solicitor will look at your case, see where the problem lies, and advise if you suffered cardiology negligence.

The Medical Negligence Team also have a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme, where you get all the money awarded in a negligence claim. 

You are the one who suffered medical negligence, and you should get all the money due for the suffering.

Your medical negligence solicitor obtains your medical records with your permission. By reading your records, they will confirm if they think you have a valid cardiology negligence claim.

The medical negligence team will know from your medical records if the case will result in compensation being paid.

The medical negligence solicitor sending a letter of claim to the negligent party is the next step. The letter will ask them to admit the cardiology negligence in what is known as ‘sending a letter of claim.’

When the negligent party receives the letter of claim, it has up to four months to provide a written response.

Getting a response from the negligent party’s insurer will move your compensation claim closer to a conclusion.

The insurer will either admit the medical negligence or say they intend to defend the case. Deciding to defend the case is known as ‘deny liability’ in legal terms.

If they admit liability, your cardiology negligence claim can be valued, and the two parties will meet to decide on your compensation payment. 

Your solicitor will negotiate with the negligent party and use their experience to get the compensation you deserve.

Issuing court proceedings is the next step if they deny liability in your cardiology negligence claim. 

Going to court happens, too, when they are not prepared to pay a fair amount for the injuries you have suffered. Your medical negligence solicitor issues the court proceedings. 

Remember that less than 1% of medical negligence cases end up in court, and very few of those cases ever make it to the courtroom.

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Using a No Win No Fee solicitor

Using a No Win No Fee solicitor is the only way to a successful cardiology negligence compensation claim. Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will not charge you for a claim you do not win. 

Always have a fee agreement in place before engaging a medical negligence solicitor. If they start talking of a ‘win fee’ or a ‘success fee,’ you should walk away. The negligent party insurers should pay all fees.

The medical negligence solicitor should also operate a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme. When you win the case, all the money awarded should go to you, not the solicitor.

You are the one who suffered the cardiology negligence, and you deserve the compensation to get your life back to normal.

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How long do I have to make a claim for cardiology negligence?

You have three years to make a claim for cardiology negligence. All medical negligence claims are subject to limitation periods.

For example, in England and Wales, medical negligence claims must generally be brought and court proceedings issued within three years of the injury or three years of knowledge of the facts giving rise to the cardiology negligence claim. 

If someone has passed away, it is the date of death if the limitation period has not expired at the date of death. 

Children not under a disability typically have until they reach 21 to start a cardiology negligence claim or court proceedings.

Persons with a disability, who lack capacity, are not subject to any limitation period.

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Can I make a medical negligence claim against the NHS?

Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim against the NHS. Suing the NHS for negligence is not unusual. People sue the NHS for compensation for medical negligence and receive the money they deserve for the negligent treatment. 

There are between 8,000 and 10,000 successful medical negligence claims against the NHS each year—amounts in compensation claims awarded against the NHS range from £1000 to over £10 million. 

The amount of compensation you receive covers minor injuries such as scarring to serious life-threatening negligence, which leaves you with long-term care needs.

We trust in and use the NHS daily and do not expect negligence. It happens, though, and the NHS has a dedicated team to handle medical negligence compensation claims, called NHS resolution.

NHS Resolution has a responsibility to treat patients who seek compensation fairly. Patients pay for the NHS through their taxes, and for that they deserve respect and the best medical treatment.

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Contact the Medical Negligence Team today to discuss your cardiology negligence claim for compensation. We have both the legal and medical experts to guide you along the steps to a successful medical negligence claim for compensation.

At the Medical Negligence Team, we fight every compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis. You will not be out of pocket for an unsuccessful claim.

We have a very high success rate and a reputation for a speedy and successful resolution to all medical negligence cases.

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