Cardiology Malpractice Claims Study: Why Patients Sue

Missed Diagnosis Is Leading Cause of Cardiology Malpractice Lawsuits

What leads cardiac patients to file medical malpractice lawsuits? According to a review of 429 cardiology claims that closed between 2007 and 2013 by The Doctors Company — a physician-owned medical malpractice insurer — the most common reason is diagnosis related. That is, either a failure to diagnose, a delay in diagnosis, or a wrong diagnosis.

A brief summary of the top 5 reasons for the lawsuits (as reviewed by the insurer) are:
  • Diagnosis related = 25%
  • Improper management of treatment = 14%
  • Improper performance of treatment/procedure = 12%
  • Improper performance of surgery = 11%
  • Improper medication management = 6%
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cardiology medical malpractice infographic

Getting the Right Diagnosis

For information to help you receive a proper diagnosis of heart disease symptoms, please visit this web page at rightdiagnosis.com.

Cardiology and Heart Attack Lawsuits in MA, NH, RI

Attorneys at Lubin & Meyer PC have successfully represented cardiac patients in many types of malpractice claims including:
To read the trial reports of other heart attack related lawsuits, click on: Cardiac Malpractice Verdicts and Settlements.

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