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Failure To Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism is a serious medical condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, persistent cough, and leg pain.
It needs to be diagnosed and treated right away. A failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening and may result in death. Immediate medical attention is required.
Have you been injured by a pulmonary embolism misdiagnosis? If so, you may be eligible for financial compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. Call us at (904) 292-1111 for a free case evaluation or fill out our free case review form.
About one-third of people with undiagnosed and untreated pulmonary embolism don’t survive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 60,000-100,000 Americans die from a pulmonary embolism.
Who is at risk for a pulmonary embolism (PE)?
Certain risk factors increase the development of pulmonary embolism and doctors should properly diagnose and take preventative measures:
- history of blood clots
- recent surgery
- prolonged immobility
- supplemental estrogen
- heart disease
- women who are pregnant
- cancer patients
- overweight patients
Pulmonary Embolism Attorney Florida
Our board-certified trial lawyer Fred Abbott has extensive experience in trying medical malpractice cases and representing patients and their families in lawsuits against physicians, surgeons, nurses, and hospitals. You deserve to be fairly compensated for medical mistakes that caused you an injury.
If your doctor failed to take appropriate steps to prevent or diagnose a pulmonary embolism, contact our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation at (904) 292-1111 or fill out our free consultation form.