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Cardiac Injury Compensation

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Cardiovascular disease, more commonly known as heart disease, is Australia’s biggest killer. According to The Heart Foundation, one Australian has a heart attack every 10 minutes, and coronary heart disease claims the life of one Australian every 27 minutes.

If you or a loved one has suffered a cardiac injury or misdiagnosis, mismanagement or improper treatment by a medical professional following a heart problem, get in touch. Shine Lawyers have cardiac injury compensation lawyers ready to take on your case.

What constitutes a cardiac injury?

The word “cardiac” means related to the heart and a cardiac injury is any injury that affects the heart. A cardiac injury related to medical malpractice or mismanagement could be a delayed diagnosis of a hole in the heart or mismanagement of a patient’s heart health during surgery. It could also be a misdiagnosis of a heart attack due to the fact that, for example, heart attack symptoms in women and heart attack symptoms in men can differ. For instance, women’s symptoms can sometimes be harder to recognise. More information: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/WarningSignsofaHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Symptoms-in-Women_UCM_436448_Article.jsp#.WhF9FLIjHIU.

When is someone else at fault?

Someone else is at fault when medical treatment is not provided to the standard expected. For instance, when a heart attack is misdiagnosed, there was a delay in treatment or another failure to treat the condition adequately.

Common heart problems

Apart from heart disease and heart attacks, there are a number of conditions that can affect the heart. Coarctation of the aorta is a narrowing of the heart’s blood vessel, with high blood pressure the most common symptom. An atrial septal defect is a birth defect that causes a hole in the heart’s upper chamber walls, while a ventricular septal defect affects the heart’s lower chambers. Arterial dissection is a tear along the inside wall of the artery that can lead to a stroke. The Heart Foundation has more information about what can go wrong with your heart: https://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/your-heart/heart-conditions.


Our offer to you

  • Obligation-free consultation to assess your case confidentially

  • Claim assessment process where we will explain all of the options available to you

  • We can come to you - if you can't make it into the office we're more than happy to come to you

  • No Win No Fee arrangement

Common questions about Cardiac Injury Compensation

If you or a loved one has suffered cardiac injury and / or you suspect you’ve received improper or negligent medical treatment, you might have a claim. Shine Lawyers will be happy to discuss it with you and answer any questions you may have.


Get in touch with us. Shine Lawyers are expert compensation lawyers who operate on a “no win, no fee” basis: https://www.shine.com.au/service/medical-negligence-lawyers/.

For more information on keeping your heart healthy, visit https://www.heartfoundation.org.au. If you’re concerned about the health of your heart and think you may need to see a specialist like a cardiologist or dietician, see this page about heart health checks: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/your-heart/know-your-risks/heart-health-check.

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a medical negligence lawyer. We're experts when it comes to medical negligence related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:


New South Wales


Western Australia
Shine Lawyers are expert medical negligence lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need. Click on the link below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you.

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Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across the nation: QLD
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Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane

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Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool

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