Cardiothoracic & Heart Surgery Claims

If you’ve been required to go in for cardiothoracic surgery (heart surgery) and suffered injury or illness because of the procedure, you may be entitled to compensation.

Cardiothoracic surgery is the terms used to describe surgical procedures on the heart.

If you believe that you or a loved one was treated negligently for a heart attack, during heart surgery or in relation to any other heart-related illness then you may be entitled to make a claim.

If you’d like to speak with a lawyers about your situation, give us a call or fill out a contact form. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and talk to you about your case to see if you can make a claim.

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What is cardiothoracic surgery?

Cardiothoracic surgery refers to the treatment of the heart, lungs and the oesophagus.  Cardiothoracic surgery is closely linked with cardiology and respiratory medicine and therefore requires considerable expertise and specialism. If you think you may have a claim for medical negligence resulting from cardiothoracic surgery, speak to one of our experienced lawyers today to see if you have a claim.

Procedures which are carried out under this speciality include:

  • Oesophageal surgery
  • Heart and lung transplants
  • Heart valve surgery and replacement
  • Coronary artery bypass for ischaemic heart disease
  • Lobectomy or pneumonectomy for lung cancer

What is cardiothoracic negligence?

Negligence during heart surgery can vary greatly, but if it has caused you illness or injury or you were mislead about the procedure and are now facing consequences, you can make a claim. This is not to be confused with cardiology, which refers to the misdiagnosis of a heart condition, for more information on that you can visit our cardiology page.

You can claim for:

  • Negligent errors during surgery
  • Post surgical infections

One of our cases:

Our client sought our help after suffering infective endocarditis following a heart transplant. Unfortunately, he did not receive suitable care after the transplant. This results in an infection which caused many blood clots to form around his body and cause permanent damage. This negligence has led to a decrease in our client’s life expectancy.

No Win No Fee

If you have been given the wrong blood type and have suffered an illness or injury because of this, it is normally considered to be negligent and a claim can be brought.

Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

How we can help

Our team of experienced medical negligence lawyers are here to help support you if you have faced negligence. Our team will talk you through your case, what your chances of winning are and all the steps along the way. We also know that it will be a tough time for you and your family and we will do everything we can to support you with not just the best legal advice, but also a personal touch.

To speak with one of the team, fill out a contact form or gives us a call on the number below.

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