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, in Portland for a free consultation.
Our Attorneys on Your Side
Dave Miller and Bob Wagner both began their legal careers as a defense lawyer for malpractice insurance companies. Their insights into the claim evaluation and investigation process from the defense side can give you an accurate idea of the strength and value of your case. They also have access to a wide network of outstanding medical experts — trusted professionals whose involvement with your case is indispensable to its success. In fact, Oregon and Washington doctors often call Miller & Wagner when they need advice about potential malpractice claims for their own family members and friends.
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
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 Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.