Have you had a heart stent or heart catheterization operation at King’s Daughters Medical Center?
You may be the victim of medical fraud!

Do You Have A Case? IF YOU ANSWER “YES” TO ANY OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW, CALL US OR CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY

We will help you answer these questions FREE OF CHARGE:

Did you have an “elective” heart stent procedure at King’s Daughters in Ashland, Kentucky?

If you answer “YES,” you have a good chance of having a case. An “elective” procedure means that your procedure was not an emergency. In other words, you were not admitted to the hospital for immediate treatment. A large percentage of “elective” heart stents at King’s Daughters may have been unnecessary.

Since 2011, the federal government has been investigating the possibility that unnecessary heart stent procedures were ordered at King’s Daughters. According to Bloomberg News, King’s Daughters performed 28 percent more stent-related procedures than any other hospital in Kentucky in 2011. However, in 2012, after the federal investigation began, the number of the most common stent procedures at King’s Daughters fell 47 percent from the previous year.

This indicates that almost 50 percent of the “elective” stents placed may have been unnecessary!

Did your doctor recommend surgery without trying to treat you first with medicine and lifestyle changes?

If you answer “YES,” you have a good chance of having a case. Medicine and lifestyle changes are a less dangerous way of treating heart disease. Generally, doctors should try the less risky treatment before they opt for more risky and more expensive treatments such as heart stents.

Did you feel the same, or even worse, after the stent was placed?

If you answer “YES,” you have a good chance of having a case. An elective procedure means that the stenting was aimed at increasing blood flow to the heart, but it was not needed to treat immediately life-threatening symptoms. If you did not feel better, then the blood flow was not increased. This is a sign that your doctor should have known the stent had a low percentage chance of doing you any good.

Should you act now?

YES! Once you have read this and/or a doctor has confirmed your procedure was unnecessary, the clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations. The law of Kentucky gives you only a short period of time to make your legal claim. If you fail to bring a claim within this time period, it will forever bar your legal rights. We have a lot of work to do before we can justify making a claim for you. You MUST contact us immediately to give us time to answer these and other important questions. So, act today!

Unnecessary Heart Procedures

Bubalo Goode Sales & Cronen is reviewing claims that unnecessary heart catheterization and heart stent procedures were performed at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky.

Bloomberg News reports that federal prosecutors have been investigating King’s Daughters since 2011 due to the extremely high rate of “elective” heart stent procedures at the facility, which serves patients from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia.

More patients received heart stents at King’s Daughters in 2011 than at any other hospital in Kentucky, including major medical centers in Louisville and Lexington, Bloomberg reports.

A heart stent procedure is designed to increase blood flow to the heart. It is deemed “elective” when it is not needed to treat immediately life-threatening symptoms. Doctors may bill public health programs such as Medicare for performing these procedures.

If you or a loved one underwent an elective heart stent procedure at King’s Daughters, and your blood flow did not increase, this may indicate that you did not need the stent.

In fact, you may have been needlessly exposed to complications that include:
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  • Bleeding from the site where the catheter was inserted
  • Damage to the blood vessel from the catheter
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
  • Damage to the kidneys caused by the dye used during the procedure
  • An allergic reaction to the dye used during the procedure
  • Infection
  • Blood clots at the stent sight.

If you or a loved one underwent an elective heart catheterization or heart stent procedure at King’s Daughters Medical Center, you may have been exposed to the risk of these complications without medical justification. You should contact Bubalo Goode Sales & Cronen without delay.

Under Kentucky law, you have only a limited amount of time to file a legal claim. We will need to thoroughly investigate your case before this time limit expires.

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