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A cardiothoracic surgeon is a physician that specializes in the medical field of surgery involving the organs inside the thorax or chest area. Surgery of the heart, lungs, tracheal, bronchi, esophageal, airway passage, and other organs is common. Cancer is routinely the cause of surgery. When a cardiothoracic surgeons level of care, skill or treatment falls below the standard of care and inflicts injury or death to a patient, medical malpractice may have occurred. Unfortunately, even the best cardiothoracic surgeons can commit errors and mistakes that may result in serious injuries or wrongful death.
Cardiothoracic surgery malpractice may include:
- Delay in Diagnosis or Diagnostic Errors;
- Failure to Diagnose;
- Failure to Document Carefully;
- Failure to Document Clinical Findings;
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent;
- Failure to Obtain Informed Refusal;
- Failure to Refer to Other Specialists;
- Failure to Supervise;
- Failure to Treat;
- Improper Performance;
- Medication Error;
- Poor Follow-Up with Patients;
- Poor Patient Education;
- Standard of Care Violations;
- Surgery Performed on Wrong Body Part;
- Surgery Performed on Wrong Patient;
- Surgical Mistakes and Errors;
- Tools, Sponges, Clams Left Inside Patients after Surgery.
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Some of the conditions a cardiothoracic surgeon might treat include the following:
- Heart valve disease, including mitral, aortic, tricuspid and pulmonary;
- Coronary artery disease;
- Congenital heart disease;
- Aortic aneurysm;
- Heart failure;
- Esophageal cancer;
- GERD/Hiatial hernia;
- Lung cancer;
- Mediastinal tumors;
- Pulmonary metastases;
- Benign airway problems;
- Post-intubation tracheal stenosis;
- Benign tumors of the trachea and bronchi;
- Trauma to the trachea and bronchi;
- Tracheoinnominate fistula;
- Malignant airway problems;
- Primary tracheal tumors;
- Metastatic tumors of the trachea and bronchi;
- Malignant tracheoesophageal fistula;
- Malignant airway obstruction.