Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

Blood clots can lead to pulmonary embolism, which is a blockage in a lung artery that can result in death. Blood clots can be treated, particularly when the patient is exhibiting symptoms and obtains timely medical treatment. A physician's failure to treat a blood clot or to diagnose pulmonary embolism can be deadly or result in serious complications.

Breslin & Breslin, P.A., is a Bergen County, New Jersey, law firm with more than 75 years of continuous practice. We have extensive knowledge of the ways in blood clots can be treated to prevent pulmonary embolism and save lives. If you sustained an injury or disability, or if a family member died, due to failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism, please schedule your free consultation with us. We can be reached at 201-546-5881.

Many Instances Of Pulmonary Embolism Can Be Prevented

Pulmonary embolism can occur when a blood clot in the leg — called a deep vein thrombosis — breaks free from the location in the leg, travels through the blood and blocks an artery in the lung. It can result in permanent lung damage, insufficient oxygen levels in the blood and death. The key is to treat the blood clot with blood thinners to break up the clot and prevent it from traveling to the lung. Symptoms of blood clots in the leg include:

  • Hot, swollen calf
  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pulsating pain in calf
  • Sweating

When treated with blood thinners in a timely manner, pulmonary embolism can be prevented. Many times, pulmonary embolism will have no symptoms. However, some people do experience symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood

Our medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping our injured clients, proceeding to trial whenever necessary to show that an injury or death could have been prevented.

Working with medical experts, our legal team can obtain full information about what happened and what could have been prevented. As with all medical malpractice claims, it must be determined that a physician or other medical professional failed to follow the standard of care. With an attorney on staff who is also a nurse, we can readily bring the knowledge from a medical analysis to a successful legal claim.

Call Us For More Information And To Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

Our Bergen County lawyers are here to help you and your family recover as fully as possible from this medical negligence. Schedule your free initial confidential consultation with us by calling locally 201-546-5881 or toll free at 866-986-2056. You can also send us an email.

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