In January 2010, Murphy, Falcon & Murphy filed a class action alleging that noted cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei and St. Joseph Medical Center implanted hundreds, if not thousands, of unnecessary cardiac stents in unsuspecting patients without their informed consent.Read More »
Though stent procedures provide profound life-saving benefits to those who need them, the health risks and financial weight of a stent operation often mean that only patients with severely blocked arteries should opt for such a procedure.
Yet countless operations have been determined to be unnecessary, as investigations into patient coronary angiography results have shown. While the hospitals currently under investigation are in Maryland, it is undoubtedly occurring at medical centers across the country, and we encourage all coronary stent patients who feel their operation may have been unnecessary to contact us immediately.
We are currently representing some of the first patients to bring their unnecessary cardiac stent cases to trial. It’s no wonder we’re a leader in the field of stent litigation, since we have been a pivotal component in hundreds of medical malpractice cases and have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of clients nationwide.
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy’s team of stent lawyers has a long history of handling pharmaceutical litigation. The firm has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving defective medical devices and harmful prescription drugs. Our unique perspective from both sides of the trial table offers our injured clients the best trial strategy executed by seasoned trial attorneys.
Unnecessary Stents Cases
If you are concerned about whether your stent may have been unnecessary, we encourage you to look into additional information concerning these procedures. We have assembled below some information to start your search, but we encourage you to consult an attorney to better understand your legal rights. And if you are experiencing any medical symptoms, you should consult a healthcare professional right away.
Coronary Angiogram Mayo Clinic
Coronary Angioplasty American Heart Association
Coronary Angioplasty and Stents Mayo Clinic
Video: Coronary Angioplasty Mayo Clinic
What Is Coronary Angioplasty? National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
How Are Stents Placed? National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Stents American Heart Association
What is a Stent? National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
The COURAGE Study New England Journal of Medicine
Medication vs. Stents for Heart Disease Treatment Harvard Health Publications