California Cardiac Malpractice Claims
Heart and Cardiac Surgery Malpractice Cases in Los Angeles
The number one reason for death of Americans is heart disease. There are certainly people who are at risk for disease because of their high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, a long history with smoking, and even those over 65. These are not the only people who suffer from injuries and fatalities relating to heart surgery. The failure to recognize and treat a patient or physician and paramedic errors can lead to heart attack or complications.
Heart surgery can save a person’s life, but if mistakes are made by surgeons or their staff, serious harm can be done. If you were injured during surgery or have lost a loved one because of a mistake in heart surgery, you likely have a medical malpractice claim. It would be very wise to retain a Los Angeles malpractice lawyer who can assist you in taking the correct steps for your claim.
Searching for a lawyer for cardiac malpractice in Los Angeles? Mr. Weinberg has 35 years of practice and dedicates his firm to helping victims of medical malpractice. He has many years of experience with the different forms of malpractice, including heart surgery. If you are interested in pursuing compensation for your injuries or loss, he may be able to assist you in doing so.
Protecting Your Rights & Wellbeing
Heart surgeries are very sensitive operations and must be treated as such. If the procedures are not conducted perfectly, disaster can ensue. Some of the serious injuries that can be caused are as follows:
- Hematomas: Failing to apply the correct amount of pressure after a catheterization often results in hematomas. These can require further surgery.
- Infection: Heart surgery carries a risk of infection. If correct procedures are not followed, or if an infection is not identified and treated, there are serious consequences.
- Tissue damage: There is a solution which should be applied to prevent tissue damage and cool the heart down. If it is not applied often enough or incorrectly, it can cause a heart attack and even wrongful death.
Need an attorney for a cardiac malpractice claims in Los Angeles? If you have been harmed or a loved one has died during heart surgery, Mr. Weinberg can offer you friendly and proficient legal representation. He wants to help you recover peacefully and recover the compensation that you deserve. If you believe you were the victim of cardiac/heart malpractice, and wish to file a claim, contact a medical malpractice lawyer from our Los Angeles firm today.
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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Malpractice Cases in Los Angeles
One of the more common operations that take place is a gall bladder removal. This procedure has advanced over the years and is now performed by laparoscopic surgery. This type of surgery is less invasive and patients recover more quickly with a small incision. There are cases in which this surgery was done incorrectly and the patient later suffered severe medical problems or even loss of life. In such cases, it is crucial that you contact a medical malpractice lawyer from Steven J. Weinberg, Trial Lawyer to evaluate the case and help you move forward with a legal action against the negligent surgeon, facility or other negligent party. We offer free case evaluations to all new potential clients.
Complications and Injuries in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Some of the serious complications that could be the result of negligent medical care include infections, pain, inability to drink liquids, high fevers, and swelling. When standards of care and hygiene are not carefully maintained in a surgical facility, you can increase the risk of serious or fatal infections. Surgical errors frequently damage the bile duct, leading to severe problems. This type of surgery has serious dangers and in fact has more problems than the former procedures.
Bile duct injury is one of the most common and serious medical errors in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The three ducts that are part of the surgery are the bile duct, the cystic duct and hepatic duct. These ducts perform vital body functions, and in laparoscopic surgery are identified by the surgeon by viewing the procedure on a screen as they move through the surgery. In some cases of injury, the surgeon misidentified one of the ducts, creating a serious physical condition for the patient. In such cases, you should consult with Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney Mr. Weinberg to discuss the situation and how to seek compensation after this doctor mistake.