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Cardiac & Heart Surgery Negligence

Being diagnosed with a heart condition or disease can be a stressful and upsetting time for you and your loved ones.

Finding out that your condition was left untreated or progressed due to negligent medical treatment can add to your pain and suffering.

If you have suffered due to misdiagnosis, late diagnosis or mismanagement of your heart condition or disease, within the last 3 years, you might be eligible for compensation.

We offer our clients:

  • A free initial, no-obligation assessment
  • No Win, No Fee agreements
  • Expertise in handling complicated medical negligence cases
  • Maximum compensation

Call us at our Newcastle office 0344 854 7000 to discuss your medical negligence claim, or submit your details below and we’ll call you back at a time convenient for you.

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What are commonly misdiagnosed cardiac and heart disease conditions?

Commonly misdiagnosed cardiac and heart disease conditions that can be misdiagnosed, include:

  • Aortic disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Coronary heart disease (CHD)
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Left-sided heart failure
  • Right-sided heart failure
  • Heart attacks

If a medical professional has failed to:

  • Refer you to a heart specialist for tests.
  • Follow up abnormal test results.
  • Properly interpret test results.
  • Diagnose symptoms correctly.
  • Carry out the correct treatment after diagnosis.
  • Treat or recognise an infection
  • Perform surgery correctly

This may have led to your heart condition deteriorating, leaving you in further pain, and in some cases with a shortened life expectancy.

How much will my claim be worth?

It is not possible to say exactly how much your cardiac negligence claim will be worth. Each compensation payout is calculated based on the individual circumstances of each case. Solicitors calculate claims based on general and special damages.

General damages: This is the compensation paid out for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity resulting from the treatment.  Physical and psychological injuries are covered by general damages.

Special damages: This covers any current and future financial losses incurred as a result of the negligence. Examples of special damages include:

  • Loss of earnings through being unable to attend work, or work to the same capacity as you did pre-illness.
  • Medical and rehabilitation treatment costs.
  • Care costs.
  • Home and vehicle adaptation costs.
  • Mobility aids.

How do I make a claim?

If you received negligent treatment for a cardiac related illness you can make a claim by contacting True Solicitors. Our medical negligence solicitors will offer you a free, initial, no-obligation assessment of your case.

We will arrange to call you at a time that is suitable for you to ask you some questions to establish the details surrounding your case. If we believe that your case has good prospects we will advise you on the next steps to making a claim with us. This includes discussing our No Win, No Fee agreement and terms and conditions.

If you choose to instruct as your solicitor we will start to gather evidence to support your case against the health care trust or private practice responsible for your treatment. This includes:

  • Medical records- showing what your health was like before, during and after receiving the negligent treatment.
  • Witness statements from your loved ones and medical professionals.
  • Medical reports from an independent medical specialist.
  • Evidence of your financial losses due to being unable to work due to your illness.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

You need to start your breast cardiology claim within three years of the date that you became aware that your treatment was negligent.

What can making a claim help with?

Making a claim can help you to pay for things to help you rebuild your life. Compensation can be used to cover:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Private corrective surgery
  • Private care
  • Medical expenses such as prescription charges.

How much will it cost me to make a claim?

Our medical negligence solicitors will assess your case and if we believe it has good prospects, we will agree to take on your case under a conditional agreement. This is more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means that you will only pay legal fees if your claim is successful.

This is typically up to 25% of your settlement and will be explained to you at the start of the claims process.

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Please Note: Estimate amounts are guidelines only. Your injury and recovery are as individual as you are. The amounts are guideline amounts only and any settlement will be based upon the evidence of medical practitioners.
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