According to the head of the NHS in London, delays in AF patient stroke care have caused hundreds of people to either end up disabled or dead. Dame Ruth Carnall stated that slow NHS changes were caused by political interference when she spoke at the King’s Fund health charity.
One of the spokeswomen for the Department for Health Service says that changes were locally decided, and it caused several hundred people to die. She also stated that, “Local healthcare organizations, doctors, nurses and other health professionals, with their knowledge of the patients they serve, are best placed to decide what services they need for patients in their area.”
Carnall believes that the eight Hyper Acute Stroke Units were set up across London (which claim to save as many as 200 lives every year), took far too long to set up.
“Service reconfiguration takes too long to implement — even changes to stroke care took two years. In the meantime, several hundred people died unnecessarily and hundreds more suffered lasting disabilities whilst we tried to set up stroke networks,” she said.
Stroke prevention is a major aspect of finding the right prescription medication treatment for AF patients. AF is a heart condition that is characterized by a fluttering or irregular heartbeat. Most AF patients take prescriptions medications like Multaq to help treat the condition. Multaq, made by Sanofi-Aventis, is not often prescribed unless other medications fail to work because the drug can cause liver failure and worsen a patient’s heart condition.
If you or a loved one has developed liver failure or a worsening of the heart condition as a result of taking Multaq, contact attorney Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced at fighting Multaq lawsuits and may be able to help you recover money for your injuries.