Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., according to CDC research. Cardiologists play a vital role in helping patients manage treatment for heart disease and in responding to emergency heart attacks. Not all heart conditions can be effectively managed—and not every patient who suffers a heart attack can be saved. Regardless, your cardiologist has a duty to provide competent treatment that satisfies the medical standard of care.
For over 60 years, our trusted team of medical malpractice lawyers at Team Law have advocated to get fair compensation for the victims of cardiologist and professional malpractice. We represent injured patients throughout New Jersey and have the specialized training needed to handle complex medical negligence claims.
While not every mistake amounts to negligence, our lawyers take the time to learn what happened in your case and explore all options for recovering fair compensation. To learn more about our law firm and options for recovering compensation in your case, schedule a free case review with the experienced New Jersey cardiologist malpractice lawyers at Team Law today.
In order to take action against a cardiologist for malpractice, our lawyers will first research and investigate to determine whether your doctor’s mistake amounted to a violation of the medical standard of care. Under New Jersey law, to recover damages for malpractice, you must first establish:
In other words, cardiologist malpractice occurs when your cardiologist:
Medical malpractice can occur in an instant or because of substandard treatment that you received over time. Examples of some types of cardiologist malpractice include:
Unfortunately, one of the most common types of cardiologist malpractice is a failure to properly diagnose the patient—whether the cardiologist provides an incorrect diagnosis, or your diagnosis is delayed. Some of the common signs that you are suffering from a heart condition include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, your doctor should order appropriate testing to diagnose your condition. While it is possible that you could simply be suffering from heartburn or a panic attack, you could also be experiencing a heart attack, angina or serious arrhythmia. Even if you are not suffering a heart attack, coronary artery disease and other heart conditions can be fatal. The sooner you receive treatment, the greater your odds of adding years, if not decades, to your life become.
If your cardiologist dismissed your symptoms and you were later diagnosed with a heart condition, you should speak with an experienced cardiologist malpractice lawyer about holding your cardiologist accountable as soon as possible.
At Team Law, our lawyers are passionate about getting fair compensation for victims of cardiologist malpractice. New Jersey medical malpractice laws are complicated to prevent frivolous lawsuits and protect doctors from liability. When you are faced with the serious and potentially life-threatening consequences of cardiologist malpractice, you need a strong and experienced lawyer by your side.
The medical malpractice lawyers at Team law have the skills and financial resources needed to effectively advocate for your rights every step of the way. We fight to get fair compensation for:
If you have been the victim of cardiologist malpractice or lost a loved one because of a cardiologist’s mistake, speak with our experienced New Jersey malpractice lawyers as soon as possible. It can take time to investigate and build your case, so we get to work immediately to get answers for you.
To schedule your free case review with the top-rated cardiologist malpractice lawyers at Team Law, call our office or contact us online today.
Before proceeding with your claim, our lawyers must first file an affidavit of merit. This document is a sworn statement promising that we have consulted with at least one other licensed, board-certified cardiologist who has knowledge of the type of medical issues relevant to your claim. The affidavit must also state that, based on that cardiologist’s opinion, there is a reasonable basis to conclude that you were harmed by cardiologist malpractice. The affidavit of merit must be provided to the defendant within 60 days of the date the defendant files an answer to the initial complaint.
In most cases, you have two years from the date the harm took place. In medical malpractice cases, that two-year period can be extended if you did not know about the malpractice or that the harm was caused by medical malpractice until a later date. In these cases, the statute of limitations is two years from the date you reasonably should have known that the doctor’s mistake caused you harm.
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