Unnecessary Stenting Claims Under Investigation By Morgan and Morgan

Tampa 7/26/2012 10:05 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

The attorneys at Morgan and Morgan are investigating claims on behalf of patients who underwent a coronary catheterization and stent procedure which they suspect was unnecessary. It has been reported that some hospitals are ordering these procedures too soon and too often, putting otherwise stable patients at risk for the serious complications associated with cardiac stent placement. If you or a loved one underwent a coronary stent procedure when you believe other less invasive treatment options were available, our attorneys would like to hear from you today. You may be able to file a claim against your doctor or hospital to seek financial compensation for damages, including medical expenses. To learn more about your eligibility for compensation, please visit the firm’s website at http://www.forthepeople.com/unnecessary-stent-procedures--11-4608.html and complete the free case review form.  
Cardiac stents operations are typically reserved for patients who have plaque buildup in excess of 70%, but some doctors are reportedly performing these procedures in patients with significantly less blockages, sometimes as low as 10%. Stenting should only be reserved for those who actually need it to live, as technology and innovative medicine have supplied alternative, noninvasive methods of treatment for patients with stable coronary artery disease. The high price tag of these procedures, however, is allegedly serving as incentive for some doctors and hospitals to mislead patients as to significance of their artery blockages and to recommend a stent operation.

“The guidelines are very clear as to when a stent should be used and when alternative treatment methods should be explored first,” said Michael Goetz of Morgan and Morgan’s mass tort and class action department. “Doctors who perform unnecessary stent procedures are putting profit ahead of the safety of their patients, who as a result, are needlessly facing the long-term risks of these operations.” 

Like other invasive procedures, stenting carries its own set of complications. Coronary stent operations pose a risk of artery damage, heart attack, stroke, arrhythmia and kidney problems resulting from an adverse reaction to the dye used in the operation. Following the procedure, patients may be at risk for blood clots which can develop within the stent and cause a heart attack. For this reason, cardiac stent patients are often prescribed blood thinners to be used for the year following their operation, or in some cases, indefinitely. 

An advocate for patients’ rights, Morgan and Morgan is currently offering a free case review to anyone who suspects they received an unnecessary coronary catheterization or stent procedure. To have your over-stenting claim reviewed at no cost to you, simply visit http://www.forthepeople.com/unnecessary-stent-procedures--11-4608.html and complete the form on the right. 

About Morgan & Morgan 

Morgan & Morgan is one of the largest plaintiff’s law firms in the country with multiple office locations throughout Florida and the Southeast. The firm handles auto accident cases, personal injury cases, and medical malpractice cases, as well as claims against drug and medical device manufacturers. Visit Morgan and Morgan online at http://www.forthepeople.com/ for a free case evaluation and information about your legal rights.



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