A chest disease is any sort of medical problem of the thoracic region. Chest diseases include medical disorders and conditions of the lung and heart. They also encompass internal conditions connected to organs, rather than any skeletal or muscular medical conditions.
Cardiothoracic surgery is any surgical procedure performed on the organs in the thoracic region, such as the heart or the lungs, and connected structures. This may involve removing a portion of diseased lung tissue or repairing a damaged artery.
Thoracic surgery includes lung, esophageal, and cardiac surgery. A patient may need this surgery because they have a life-threatening medical condition or minor problem such as gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Yes. Medical malpractice occurs when a surgeon negligently performs an operation. The term negligence refers to a surgeon providing substandard care during the surgery. For instance, making a medical mistake during open-heart surgery.
The most common cardiothoracic surgery errors include:
To win a medical malpractice claim for a cardiothoracic surgery gone wrong, a plaintiff must prove four things called elements:
Yes. Contact a personal injury lawyer about your cardiothoracic surgery injury. Your lawyer will explain your legal rights and file a lawsuit on your behalf. They may also negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant to avoid trial.
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