Have you, or a loved one, suffered severe injury or death while undergoing a Septal Myectomy, also referred to as a Septal Myotomy? If so, you and your family, may be eligible for benefits, medical care and financial compensation. Septal myotomies are incredibly complex and long heart surgeries performed by a cardiac surgeon under general anesthesia. During the operation the surgeon must be able to work on a still, unbeating heart. This requires the patient being placed on the ‘heart and lung machine also known as the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. Due to the severe chance of injury, device malfunction and wrongful death these are extremely risky surgeries. If you, or a family member, have been injured or died during this surgery you need the help of our surgical negligence attorneys handling Septal Myectomy Injury Lawsuits.
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Who Needs A Septal Myectomy?
These surgeries are for patients who suffer from an advanced form of heart disease known as Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. This condition thickens and enlarges the heart and the surgery is performed to reduce the growth (hypertrophy) of the heart. These surgeries last 3-6 hours and require very long recovery periods.
Benefits In Septal Myectomy Malpractice Lawsuits
As with all personal injury, mass tort and medical negligence the extent and severity of the injury determines what benefits and forms of financial compensation the victim is entitled to. These can range from medical benefits and post-op care, lost wage compensation, diminished quality of life benefits and pain and suffering compensation. If the patient died during the surgery maybe due to heart-lung machine malfunctioning, a general surgical error or an anesthesia error the family may be able to obtain death benefits, survival benefits and wrongful death compensation.
Liability In Septal Myotomy Injury Claims
As these surgeries are so complicated and dangerous they are only performed in hospitals such as Christiana Care, St. Francis, Beebe Hospital, BayHealth, Union Hospital, Milford Hospital, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Systems, University of Maryland Hospital and Suburban Hospital. The exact nature of the injury or death will determine liability. In some cases the Cardio Pulmonary Bypass machine will malfunction leaving the manufacturer with liability. The doctor themselves can also be liable as can be the anesthesiologist, per-op nurses, post-op nurses, nurse anesthetist, physican assistants and the hospital themselves.
Contact Our Negligence Attorneys Serving Delaware & Maryland
The medical malpractice attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni have handled hundreds of very serious and complex surgical error claims and surgery mistake lawsuits during their legal careers which spans several decades. They offer free, no obligation case reviews to accident, injury and medical malpractice victims. In addition, no fees are assessed if they do not recover for you and your family.
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