A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot in the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pains, and bloody coughs. Left untreated, this condition can result in permanent lung damage and even death.
Every doctor and physician in Michigan has a duty to provide competent care to their patients. This includes family doctors, nurses, and emergency personnel.
If you or a loved one was the victim of an untreated pulmonary embolism, call Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. to pursue your case. Our attorneys have experience handling claims against medical providers. We can explain your rights, discuss your options, and work to recover full and fair compensation for your losses.
Pulmonary Embolisms and Proper Medical Care
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in a person’s pulmonary arteries. These are usually the result of blood clots that travel from other parts of the body and become lodged in the lungs. However, they can also be the result of clumped fat cells, air bubbles, or pieces of tumors that travel through the cardiovascular system.
A person who experiences this condition needs to seek immediate medical care. Because the blockage prevents essential blood from reaching the lungs, those tissues quickly endure severe damage. A few minutes are all that is necessary to inflict permanent lung damage.
All emergency personnel receive training to quickly diagnose pulmonary embolisms. However, failures to recognize the signs are unfortunately common. Our Michigan lawyer will evaluate your medical records to determine if you or someone you care about was the victim of medical negligence.
Pulmonary Embolisms and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Every doctor in Michigan must provide an appropriate level of care to patients. Because most doctors encounter pulmonary embolisms while working in an emergency room, the standard of appropriate care is high.
These doctors must recognize the symptoms as described by their patient, order proper diagnostic imaging to locate the clot, and prescribe medications to bust the clot. Many patients must be urgently taken to surgery for treatment.
To file a pulmonary embolism lawsuit, it must be proven that the doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat the condition. You must also prove that earlier treatment would have changed the outcome for the patient, such as a patient would not have died if provided necessary drugs earlier in the process.
Lawsuits seek compensation payouts for the harm suffered by the patient. This includes pain and suffering, lost income, disability and medical expenses.
When a patient dies from an untreated embolism, the family can file a case for wrongful death. These lawsuits demand compensation for the loss of the loved one and economic losses, like a loss of earnings, loss of services, and funeral expenses.
Get Help from our Michigan Pulmonary Embolism Attorneys
Our top-rated attorneys will get all of your medical records and review them. We will also discuss your treatment with a medical expert witness to see if you have a claim. If you have a case, we will file a lawsuit for you.
Contact us today for your free case review. There are no legal fees unless you receive a settlement check and we pay all of the case expenses.
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