Failure to Timely Cardiovert Patient Resulting in Stroke/ Atrial Fibrillation


Indianapolis Lawyers for Stroke or Atrial Fibrillation Caused by Late Cardiovert

 

While surgery may be a routine activity for some physicians, for patients surgery can create anxiety because they are unaccustomed to the process. Patient anxiety can be relieved by selecting a well-trained and well-educated physician to perform the surgery and oversee the aftercare. However, when a doctor makes an error or fails to perform a procedure in a timely fashion, the result can be more serious that patient anxiety—serious injury can result.

Cardiovert is a medical term for a procedure that a physician performs to regulate a heart rate for a patient experiencing cardiac arrhythmia or irregular, fast heart beats, either through the use of medication or electric current. When a patient suffers from an arrhythmia, it is imperative that it be regulated to prevent heart damage and other injury. A fast heart beat can cause strain on your entire body as oxygen may not be efficiently delivered throughout your body. This lack of oxygen can cause dizziness or fainting. A fast heart beat can also strain the heart muscle and make it more susceptible to cardiac arrest, or heart attack. Some arrhythmias can also increase the risk of stroke markedly.

A heart condition such as an arrhythmia could be caused by a variety of factors. Emotional stress such as the worry that a patient may experience when considering a surgical treatment could contribute to the development of an arrhythmia, Heart-related conditions such as high blood pressure or other coronary diseases may also trigger an arrhythmia.

A physician is responsible for understanding a patient’s medical history and monitoring them for signs of complications that may be associated with the surgical procedures that they perform. Failure to treat a patient for a heart condition such as an arrhythmia can have a serious impact on the safety of the patient.

Failure to Timely Cardiovert Medical Malpractice Claim

Patient with a history of cardiac arrhythmias, irregular, fast heart beats. The doctor performed bariatric surgery on the patient in Carmel, Indiana. The patient experienced complications as a result of the surgery including a leak in the area of the gastric bypass and also developed atrial fibrillation, or abnormal heart beat. Atrial fibrillation requires medication to convert the heart rate to a normal rhythm. This procedure is called a cardioversion. This treatment is necessary as atrial fibrillation can cause strokes. The cardioversion was not done in a timely manner and the patient developed a stroke. Case pending.

Indiana Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical personnel are trained to recognize symptoms of various ailments so that a proper diagnosis can be given. When a doctor fails to diagnose or treat a condition the result can have a serious impact on the quality of life for the patient. If you or someone you care about suffered a serious injury as a result of a doctor’s failure to treat a medical condition such as heart arrhythmia, contact us. Our experienced Indianapolis medical malpractice attorneys have litigated cases originating in Evansville, Carmel, Muncie, Bloomington, Lake County and all across Indiana and can inform you of your legal rights and options.

There is no fee for your initial consultation and we do not collect fees until your claim is paid. Cohen & Malad, LLP has earned a well-respected reputation as a tough litigation firm in the courtroom and during negotiations and can bring Power to Your Voice.

 
 
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