Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clots)
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The treatment for blood clots is rather simple for most people. However, the problem can only be treated if the condition is recognized by a physician. All too often, young adults or adults who have recently traveled unknowingly suffer from blood clots in their legs, which travel to their lungs and cause serious health problems or unexpected death. The personal injury law firm of Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A., holds doctors and hospitals accountable for negligence in diagnosing and treating pulmonary embolisms.
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Pulmonary Embolisms/Blood Cots
Characteristically, those who have blood clots do not recognize the problem until it is too late. People frequently go to the emergency room with symptoms that are misdiagnosed as other health problems, such as a heart attack or anxiety attack and die because the problem is not correctly identified. Symptoms of a blood clot may include:
- Pulsating pain
- Shortness of breath
- Hot, swollen calf
Blood clots that are found and diagnosed can be treated with blood thinners. However, if the blood clot is not diagnosed in sufficient time, it can become dislodged and travel to the lungs. This blockage in the lungs can cause insufficient oxygen in the blood or sudden death.
If you have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or have the above symptoms, you may be at risk for a pulmonary embolism. You should seek proper medical attention immediately. It is important not to ignore symptoms as they may be a sign of a serious problem
Doctor Negligence – Failure to Diagnose
At Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone, we pursue medical malpractice claims against emergency room doctors, physicians, and other health professions for their negligence, such as:
- Failure to monitor in the emergency room
- Failure to perform angiograms or VQ tests
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Misdiagnosis or treating the wrong condition
If a loved one has died from a pulmonary embolism, our injury attorneys will provide your family with personal, responsive, and dedicated representation. We investigate and assess your case, determine if negligence occurred, and pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit to hold doctors and hospitals accountable.
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