Cardiac Care Errors
Errors in the management of cardiac care usually result in severe injury or death.
Our firm has handled numerous cases where patients go to the emergency room with obvious signs of an imminent cardiac event or heart attack, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea and/or sudden sharp rise in heart rate. Many times these symptoms improve in the emergency department, and the patient is released without a thorough cardiac work-up to determine whether hospital admission, further testing and treatment are needed. Often, after being released from the emergency room the patient suffers a severe cardiac event or heart attack causing severe injury or death.
Additionally, we also see numerous cases where the cardiologist, primary care physician or other health care provider prescribes medications that should not be prescribed together causing a severe cardiac event or heart attack. Whenever someone dies of a sudden cardiac event that is not caused by a known cardiac condition, we would be willing to help you or your family determine if there was something that could have been done to prevent the cardiac injury or death.
We have a team of experts in cardiology, emergency medicine, primary care medicine, internal medicine and pharmacology that can help us determine whether a valid claim for cardiac medical malpractice exists.
All of the initial investigation is done at no charge to you, and we will only be reimbursed for our costs if we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. Further, our services are provided on a contingent fee basis, so there is no charge for attorney’s fees unless we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. You must act quickly if you think you may have a medical malpractice claim because Florida has a very short statute of limitations in which to bring a medical malpractice claim.
The law as to when the statute of limitations ends in a medical malpractice case is very complex. Even if you have been told by another law firm that the statute of limitations has expired or you do not have a claim please call us to get our opinion. Many times we have been able to bring successful claims for clients that have been told by other lawyers that they do not have a valid claim or that their claim has been barred by the statute of limitations.
If you are looking for a law firm dedicated to the successful investigation and prosecution of medical malpractice claims involving issues related to cardiac care errors please call our law office at 813-264-4800 or email your questions to David Eaton.