Paralysis After Open Heart Surgery

Paralysis

Surgical negligence is a common cause of action for medical malpractice lawsuits. Often occurring during open-heart surgery, negligence can cause permanent paralysis, brain damage and wrongful death in patients who should have fully recovered.

At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we understand how truly devastating open-heart surgery malpractice can be for patients and their families. Located in Chicago, we represent people throughout Illinois who were injured during surgery.

There are many important factors in these medical negligence cases:

  • Incorrect positioning on the operating table
  • Accidental interruption of the blood supply to the brain or spinal cord
  • Congenital heart defects that lead to undiagnosed or untreated complications
  • Stroke as a result of negligence during surgery
  • Accidental introduction of air into the bloodstream
  • Heart-lung machine malfunction

Medical Malpractice During Open Heart Surgery: Who Should Be Held Accountable?

When a loved one has been injured or killed by medical malpractice during open-heart surgery, who should be held accountable? It depends on the facts. Treating physicians may be to blame and so may nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, pharmacists, cardiologists and other specialized health care professionals. And when hospital employees commit malpractice, the hospitals should be held accountable as well.

Often, a combination of errors all contributed to the injury. Multiple providers place the blame on each other. Doctors blame nurses. Nurses blame hospitals. The case becomes complex, and it is up to your lawyers to sort out the truth.

At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we are up to the challenge. Our attorneys have a medical background that helps us understand exactly what went wrong. When we take your case, we review all the medical records involved. This thorough start helps us take effective legal action on behalf of medical malpractice victims and their families.

Contact Our Chicago Open-Heart Surgery Complications Attorneys

For a free case review by a lawyer who is also a medical doctor, contact us at (312) 346-8700. You may also contact us online.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

For a FREE Case Evaluation, call us at 312.346.8700 or contact us today via email.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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