Pulmonary Embolism Misdiagnosis Attorneys – More Inside
An embolism is a general word that usually means a blood clot, lodged in a blood vessel. Therefore, pulmonary embolism refers to the blockage of the pulmonary artery by a blood clot. It is estimated that over 900,000 Americans will suffer pulmonary embolism every year, and out of this number, about 100,000 will die. Pulmonary embolism has multifactorial causes, but the most common ones are inflammation, a poor diet, and a sedentary lifestyle. Embolisms usually originate in the deep veins found in one legs, and they usually make their way to the heart, and finally, the lungs, where they can cause major damage or even outright death. Because of the high fatality rates of pulmonary embolism, this condition must be treated in an urgent manner. Failure to diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism may be construed as medical negligence, for which you can file a medical malpractice embolism lawsuit to recover money damages, something we’d be honored to help you with.
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Pulmonary embolism may be caused by any number of things, but sitting for a prolonged amount of time, certain medications, sustaining physical trauma, an infection, autoimmune disease, as a result of surgery and other things may cause it.
Some of the most common symptoms of pulmonary embolism include:
- Cold, clammy skin
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Leg pain
- A relentless cough
- Excessive sweating
Diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism
It is vital that when a patient presents with the symptoms above that the physician look at their risk factor for pulmonary embolism as well as the patient’s history. In addition, the doctor may order various tests such as an echocardiogram, non-stress test, PT scan, V/Q perfusion lung scan and a D-dimer blood test, all of which may pick up on the blood clot causing the arterial blockage. It is vital that once a diagnosis is made that the patient is treated immediately, either via surgery or the administration of blood thinners.
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It is not uncommon for doctors to misdiagnose pulmonary embolism as bronchitis, pneumonia or asthma. With these kinds of cases, gross negligence must be shown in order to have a valid case. In addition, we must call forward a medical expert to show that the physician that misdiagnosed you or your loved one didn’t follow a set standard of care. These cases are notoriously difficult to win because the physicians involved appreciate the career-ending effects of such accusations and will fight tooth and nail to disprove your claims. Because of this, you want to have an experienced medical malpractice law firm such as ours by your side. Please call us NOW at (773) 673-9861 and let’s help you get started on your medical misdiagnosis lawsuit. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.