Holding Doctors Responsible For Heart Health
Cardiologists are responsible for maintaining the health of the heart, one of the most vital organs in the human body. Failure to diagnose and adequately treat heart disease can have serious consequences for the patient, including the potential for a life-threatening heart attack.
At the Providence law firm of DeLuca & Associates, Ltd., our experienced Rhode Island cardiology malpractice lawyers help patients and their families pursue fair compensation for malpractice. Your primary care physician and other medical professionals are responsible for monitoring your heart and diagnosing any heart conditions efficiently.
Did Your Cardiologist Follow Professional Standards?
Cardiologists are highly trained in the intricacies of the human heart and can play an important role in their patients’ health. Unfortunately, some cardiologists do not always follow their professional standards. The following are some major categories of cardiology malpractice:
Failure To Diagnose Heart Disease
If someone has the signs and symptoms of heart disease, their cardiologist should order appropriate tests such as an EKG or stress test in order to arrive at an accurate diagnosis of the patient’s condition.
Inadequate Treatment Of Heart Disease
Once someone has been diagnosed with heart disease, the cardiologist has an obligation to explore all viable treatment options, whether that involves medication, stents or other devices.
Heart Attack Misdiagnosis
Cardiologists are sometimes called upon to determine whether someone is suffering a heart attack, and their failure to make an accurate diagnosis can also be a source of medical malpractice.
Our Attorneys Can Help You
Our attorneys and nurses use cutting-edge technology and work with qualified medical experts to establish the causes and consequences of our clients’ injuries. We have the trial experience to take your case to court if necessary to get the results you deserve.
If you have been harmed or lost a loved one due to cardiology malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your potential medical malpractice claim. You will not pay us any fees unless we help you recover compensation. Call 401-354-7233 or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.