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Cardiology Malpractice Lawsuits Spike 91 Percent from a Decade Ago

If you or someone close to you suffered harm because of a cardiology error, you should promptly seek legal advice to understand what your next steps should be. Our experienced Baltimore cardiology error attorneys will be there to help you get your life back on track after suffering a medical injury. You can take solace in the fact that we know how to build a case that gives you the best chance of obtaining fair compensation in your case.

The Study

Over the last ten years, rates of cardiology malpractice lawsuits have steadily increased based on an evaluation of more than 1,500 liability claims printed in the American Journal of Cardiology last month. The study examined cardiology malpractice lawsuits filed between the years of 2006 and 2015 in an attempt to figure out malpractice trends and common causes of patient harm in the specialty. The study showed that defensive medicine – a practice in which doctors treat their patients to evade liability claims rather than to provide the best care – is a factor in the increasing number of malpractice claims in the field of cardiology. Of the numerous claims, the primary accusations for malpractice were for improper medical treatment and diagnosis related errors. Other trends with claims included miscommunication, monitoring issues as well as equipment glitches or failures.

Cardiology Malpractice 

Cardiologists are doctors who have special training in preventing and treating heart diseases. Cardiology errors can take a variety of forms but typically happens in one of two ways: through a doctor’s failure to correctly identify the signs and symptoms of a heart condition in an emergency room or other healthcare facility or through a doctor’s failure to make a proper evaluation based on EKG readings or stress test results.

If you or a loved one has suffered preventable harm due to a cardiologist’s error, you may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice claim. To establish medical malpractice, you need to show that the cardiologist’s failure to adhere to the appropriate standard of care was a direct and proximate cause of your injury. The standard of care refers to the level of care that a reasonably competent cardiologist would have used under the same circumstances. In almost every cardiology malpractice case, it will be necessary to retain an expert to testify regarding the standard of care and how it was violated. It is important to note that malpractice can occur through action or inaction.

Skilled Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you were injured or a loved one was killed due to a cardiologist’s error – whether it was a diagnostic error or communication error, you may be able to recover compensation for your harm. While you are free to choose any medical malpractice lawyer to represent you, the skilled Baltimore medical negligence attorneys at Arfaa Law Group have extensive experience in this area of law. If we accept your case, you can rest assured that we will put our knowledge and resources to use to maximize your chances of recovery. To learn more, please feel free to please call 410-889-1850 or contact us online.

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