Medical errors continue to be one of the top three causes of death in the US, according to a Johns Hopkins research study. Many of these deaths occur because doctors fail to correctly interpret the symptoms of heart attack or advanced heart disease, which constitutes cardiology malpractice.
Liability in Cardiologist Malpractice Under Florida Law
In general, the cardiologist performing the procedure is liable for any damages caused by their medical error and negligence. Based on this, there are other individuals and entities that can be named as potential defendants in a cardiologist malpractice lawsuit. Nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians, anesthesiologists, and healthcare facilities can be named as defendants in a potential medical malpractice lawsuit.
In Florida, you will need to prove the cardiologist owed a duty of care to you before you attempt to recover compensation for your damages. Your attorney will also need to prove that they breached the duty of care. Breach of duty means the cardiologist and their team failed to deliver the proper standard of medical care.
An established law firm like The Alvarez Law Group will use testimony from medical experts to establish the necessary standard of care for a case like yours and the manner in which the cardiologist breached the standard of care. You need to prove the breach caused you harm once you prove the doctor breached their duty of care.
You don’t have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit in cases where no harm was sustained because of the doctor’s negligence. It is recommended to work with a resourceful and confident cardiologist malpractice attorney that has a deep understanding of Florida’s malpractice laws and the field of cardiology.