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Angioplasty has rapidly become one of the most common procedures used to reduce a blockage in a coronary artery. The medical term for it is percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and it almost always involves the insertion of a stent as part of a catheterization procedure. Angioplasty is most commonly used in the coronary arteries.
During the insertion of the catheter and expansion of the balloon to make room for the stent, a number of serious medical problems can occur, including tearing and puncture of the arterial lining and damage to the heart valves. In addition, the compressed plaque causing the blockage is not completely removed and can release into the arteries.
Injuries resulting from mistakes in angioplasty procedures can cause serious heart problems that can require major coronary surgery and possibly death. If you or a loved one suffered a medical problem associated with angioplasty, contact the medical malpractice law firm of Miller & Wagner, LLP, in Portland for a free consultation.
Dave Miller has more than 25 years of experience with the investigation, negotiation and trial of medical malpractice claims, including many years representing doctors and insurance companies in defense of negligence claims.
This defense experience helps the clients of Miller & Wagner, LLP, clients in many ways, from unique insights into insurance claim evaluation methods to close relationships with the physicians whose expert support is essential to the success of your claim.
We advise and represent people whose surgical injury claims involve such mistakes as the following:
- Injuries from angioplasty, insertion of stents
- Heart disease and heart attack diagnostic errors
- Coronary artery bypass surgery errors
- Negligent oblation
- Mismanagement of postoperative medications
- Injuries from plaque and foreign objects caught in arteries
- Avoidable post-surgery infections
- Anesthesia errors leading to death or permanent brain damage
- Surgical cutting errors, laparoscopy surgery errors
- Failure to monitor vital signs during or after surgery
We also have a satellite office available in Eugene for our clients' convenience.
Call our lawyers with questions about negligent angioplasty and your legal options. From our offices in Portland, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. Contact us to arrange a no-cost case evaluation today.