Cardiac surgery refers to surgery of the heart, or the surrounding vessels, normally carried out by a specialist cardiac surgeon. This type of surgery carries significant risks, and possible complications. Not all surgical cardiac procedures carry the same level of risk, procedures such as open heart surgery and cardiac bypass surgery may be considered riskier than others.
How Does This Happen?
Heart surgery Complications will differ between each patient, however the more common associated complications are:
- Excessive bleeding, which may lead to a blood transfusion
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Ischemic heart damage (Damage caused to the heart tissue due to a lack of blood reaching the heart.)
- Blood clots
- Cardiac Tamponade /Pericardial Tamponade (A life threatening condition, where by the sac surrounding the heart fills with blood, preventing it from working properly.)
- Neurological disorders- blood clots can prevent oxygen from being carried to the brain which can cause vision problems, paralysis, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and memory loss, to name a few
- Damage to blood vessels surrounding the heart
Although rare, there have been instances where heart operation problems have arisen; whereby surgeons have made errors, exercising less than adequate medical judgement, causing avoidable suffering. Medical negligence surrounding heart surgery can range from misdiagnosis, to failing to adequately perform surgery, ending in further injury.
How Can We Help?
Here at Asons, we have a team of knowledgeable medical negligence solicitors in place, who are skilled in pursuing heart bypass surgery negligence claims. We are able to ensure that victims of bypass surgery negligence are awarded the compensation that they deserve; so they may use the awarded funds to help them recover from their ordeal. Whatever the case, we work to support our clients by providing first-class legal advice and support.
If you believe that you have suffered from heart bypass negligence, you need to seek legal advice as quickly as possible. Clinical negligence claims are fiercely defended by medical experts and, you will need equally experienced solicitors on your side when making a medical negligence claim.
We’ve dealt with a number of cardiac surgery claims in the past, so we know exactly what to expect, and which medical matters to focus on. By working in this way, we’re able to ensure the greatest possible outcome for cardiac negligence claims.
We understand that the consequences for victims are distressing; many will suffer physical symptoms, while others may experience financial hardship as result of time taken off work. These situations can be hard to cope with, and the resulting stress can elicit psychological consequences. In the face of the medical authorities, many feel powerless to complain, so very few victims come forward with their surgery negligence claims. It’s for this reason that we do everything we possibly to ensure the process is easy and straightforward. There are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
As with any medical negligence claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your case for heart surgery compensation. To help, we have a variety of options available, and we have specialist solicitors in place who will aid you in acquiring the assistance that you are entitled to. For Free, expert advice on pursuing a cardiac surgery negligence claim, call us today on 01204 521133.