Heart Stent Injuries
WARNING! There are a large number of lawsuits across America for unnecessary stent procedures. Several doctors and hospitals have been sued for fraud. While stents have proven effective in restoring blood flow in HEART-ATTACK victims STENTS are no better than prescription medicines, exercise and dietary restrictions in preventing heart attacks in many patients. We know the medicine and how to determine if fraud was involved.
Heart stents are small tubes used to keep previously clogged arteries open. Stents are left in the artery to prevent it from re-closing, after heart bypass surgery and angioplasty procedures.
Although, heart stent procedures have life-saving benefits for those patients in need of them, they are normally only recommended for patients whose arteries are more than 50-70 percent blocked. Unfortunately, many healthy patients have been subjected to unnecessary and potentially dangerous heart stent procedures.
When a patient undergoes unnecessary cardiac work they are without reason put at risk of serious complications. The risk of a complication after a stenting procedure could be as high as 6%. Some of the risks following a stent procedure are:
- Heart Attack
- Reclogging of the Artery
- Artery damage
- Blood Clots
Not only can these needless medical procedures expose patients to avoidable health risks, but they are also very expensive. Cardiac stent implantation can cost up to $10,000 or more per patient in the US.
If you suspect that you or a loved one received an unnecessary stent procedure, you should take action immediately! Give us a call at 316-265-6000 or contact us online for a free evaluation of your claim.