Throughout the country, there is an increasing concern that patients are being needlessly exposed to the variety of complications that can arise from catheterizations and heart stent procedures.
King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky, has joined the growing list of U.S. hospitals whose stenting practices have aroused suspicion. Since 2011, the facility has been under a federal investigation, Bloomberg News reports.
As a study published in 2011 in The Journal of the American Medical Association found, only about half of heart stent procedures are “appropriate” for patients, while 12 percent are “inappropriate.”
This means that a significant number of heart disease patients in the U.S. could be experiencing complications due to a procedure that should have never been performed on them.
In addition to artery perforation, anesthesia errors and other complications that can arise in any operation, heart stent patients may be dealing with complications that include:
Due to these heart stent complications, patients may need to undergo additional operations, receive extended therapy and take more medication. They may be missing work while recovering. They may also be suffering undue physical pain and emotional distress.
The attorneys from Becker Law Office are looking into allegations that heart patients in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and elsewhere may have received unnecessary catheterization and heart stent procedures at King’s Daughters Medical Center.
If you have noticed little improvement in your condition and have instead experienced complications after an elective heart stent operation, you could have a valid legal claim.
It’s important to contact us right away. We can review the facts of your case and help you to determine your options. You have only a limited time to bring a claim, so please don’t delay.
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