Addressing Failure To Treat Pulmonary Embolisms
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that is carried to the lungs. Usually such clots originate in the deep veins of the legs. These clots are known as deep vein thrombosis or DVT. Pulmonary embolism is a very serious condition which may even result in death. The goal is to diagnose the condition while the clots are still in the legs. Once diagnosed, the clots are treated with blood thinning medications.
Because blood clots are so dangerous, doctors and nurses are trained to recognize the risk factors associated with the clots. Common risk factors include recent surgery, obesity. immobility, smoking and oral birth control pills. Once the caregivers suspect that a patient may have clots, the diagnosis is easily made with blood tests and imaging studies.
Our attorneys at Djordjevic & Marmaros, LLC, have represented those affected by blood clots. In reviewing patient histories, documentation of vital statistics and notes taken by the medical staff, we are able to recognize the signs that indicate a missed diagnosis of blood clots leading to pulmonary embolisms. We have cultivated relationships within Ohio’s medical community, assembling a panel of knowledgeable advisers who can support your case in court.
Experienced Advocacy For Those Injured By Pulmonary Embolisms
We have years of experience in locating evidence to support claims of medical negligence relating to embolism in matters such as:
- Misdiagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Failure of nursing staff to follow compression protocol with TED stockings
- Dereliction in monitoring postoperative status when the presence of blood clotting is known
- Mismanagement of blood thinners such as Coumadin
Our lawyers know that the long-term repercussions of the condition extend beyond the patient’s physical health. We design legal strategies to receive the maximum compensation to cover the costs associated with the compensation due to the patient’s physical and emotional suffering.