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Unnecessary Atherectomies Leave Patients with Serious Disabilities

AtherectomyDoctors have a sacred duty to do no harm, and that factors into risky surgeries and procedures such as atherectomies. They need to weigh the risks and potential benefits, and adequately inform the patient of both. However, doctors sometimes recommend unnecessary and dangerous procedures without considering the patient’s interests. This has led to many patients alleging that they received unnecessary atherectomies that resulted in limb loss and other serious injuries.

If you suffered an injury related to an atherectomy, call the medical malpractice lawyers of Console & Associates, P.C. We’ll assess your situation and help you build the strongest case possible, represent you in court, and help you receive the damages you’re entitled to. Just give us a call at 866-778-5500 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation.

What is an Atherectomy, and Why Are Related Injuries Becoming More Common?

An atherectomy is a procedure where doctors use a catheter to break up hard deposits of plaque in a patient’s arteries. This is a dangerous procedure that can result in limb loss and is not one to be undertaken lightly. However, the number of atherectomies have been on the rise in recent years, and injuries have grown accordingly.

According to leading experts, this is because of flaws in the Medicare and Medicaid pricing structure. Doctors receive large payments for atherectomies, and the system relies on professionalism and ethics to prevent them from dispensing unnecessary treatments.

However, the inability to oversee every doctor and the reality that medicine has become profit-driven means that many people have suffered serious injuries from unnecessary atherectomies.

Chronic pain and limb loss are some of the consequences that many are now suffering due to doctors skipping more conservative treatment methods in favor of atherectomies. Ultimately, it’s up to whistleblowers and victims to turn to medical malpractice lawyers to report unnecessary atherectomies, get justice, and prevent more people from suffering this way.

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Whistleblower Rewards Under the False Claims Act

Medicare and Medicaid cannot investigate and report every physician, so doctors are afforded a wide extent of trust in their decisions. This is why whistleblowers, the workers and employees who report misconduct, have a vital role in protecting patients and keeping the medical system honest. The government recognizes this under the False Claims Act, which awards up to 30% of punitive damages the government collects as compensation to employees who make substantiated reports of malpractice.

Victims and Whistleblowers Should Call Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers

No Fee PromiseIt can be hard to know what the right step forward is, whether you’re an employee who wants to report misconduct or a victim of the same. Either way, the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. is here to help you make that step. Whether you’re a victim of malpractice or want to report it, our medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you find your next step. Give us a call at 866-778-5500 or fill out our online form to get the legal aid you need in a free consultation.

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