My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Delaware
Hi, I was recently rushed to the hospital due to a defect in my heart called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) which can cause an array of heart arythmias. When the ambulance arrived my hear rate was around 275 bpm and I was experiencing atrial fibrillation. The medics admistered 3 doses of a drug called Adensonine. After ariving at the hospital I was immediately cardioverted (put to sleep and shocked to reset the heart). After speaking with the cardiologist he told me I was lucky to be alive because the EMT's should have NEVER given me that drug because it aides the auxillary nerve in patients with WPW and can escalate the problem and cause ventrical Fibrillation and death. ( I certainly felt like I was going to die when the drug was administered each time). Is this a case for malpractice? I have been told yes and also told no because of the "No harm No Foul" idea. Here is a link with further medical info very similart to mine if it helps.
Any guidance is appreciated.
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