Heart surgery can save lives, of course, but when surgeons and their staff make errors such operations can end up causing serious harm. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one as a result of an errant heart surgery, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
For more than 40 years, the lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have helped clients in South Carolina pursue compensation for medical malpractice. From our office in Myrtle Beach , we serve throughout the state.
Seeking Compensation For Serious Injuries And Fatalities
Bypass surgery and other types of heart surgery are very sensitive operations, and cardiac surgeons are highly trained in the appropriate procedures for conducting these procedures correctly. When they fail to do so, they can cause serious injuries such as the following:
- Tissue damage: During open heart surgery, a solution is supposed to be applied at regular intervals to cool down the heart and prevent tissue damage. When this solution is not replaced frequently enough, the resulting damage can cause heart failure and death.
- Hematomas: A failure to apply the appropriate amount of pressure after a cardiac catheterization can result in the development of painful hematomas in the thigh, requiring extensive rehabilitation or surgery.
- Infections : Any surgery, especially an invasive procedure like heart surgery, carries a risk of infection. Surgeons and their staff are expected to follow the correct procedures in order to reduce the risk of infection and identify and treat infections that do occur.
Reach Out To Us When You Need Help
If you have been harmed or someone close to you has died during cardiac surgery, we can offer experienced, compassionate representation. For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today. You will not pay any attorneys fees unless we help you obtain compensation.