Causes of Cardiac Surgery Error

When suffering from heart problems, a person may need cardiac surgery. This operation can be dangerous and, as such, requires due diligence and care on the part of the surgeon or surgeons involved. Unfortunately, sometimes medical errors due to a surgeon’s carelessness or negligence occur in cardiac surgery, resulting in terrible physical consequences for patients in Massachusetts. While our team at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, knows that there is a variety of causes for cardiac errors, many of these are preventable.

Errors in Cardiac Surgery

Although going into cardiac surgery is frightening enough, coming out of it and finding out that a surgeon or other medical professional made a preventable error that caused you harm. Unfortunately, this is the case for far too many patients and their families, due to:

  • Failing to properly monitor a patient
  • Failing to update surgical procedures
  • Performing the surgery under the influence
  • Performing the surgery despite extreme fatigue or distraction
  • Engaging in generally negligent behaviors

All of these actions might lead to an error occurring in a cardiac surgery, which can be extremely damaging for the patient involved. In fact, such an error can easily cause life-threatening heart failure, heart palpitations, stroke, heart attack, or even death.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Massachusetts

If you or someone you know has suffered from a medical error while undergoing cardiac surgery, then you might be entitled to financial compensation. The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can help you understand your legal options in this situation. Call us at (617) 426-4488 to find out how we might be able to support you through this difficult situation.