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Missing A Pulmonary Embolism Can Be A Deadly Mistake

Misdiagnosing a pulmonary embolism happens more often than you think in our country because doctors fail to correctly interpret warning signs and save a patient’s life.

At Morris & Player PLLC in Louisville, we fully understand the importance of getting an early and correct diagnosis for a pulmonary embolism. We also know what can happen when this doesn’t happen or a condition is misdiagnosed.

A pulmonary embolism, which is a blood clot that forms in the lung, is a life-threatening condition that must be caught early in order to properly treat. Unfortunately, failure to diagnose can lead to catastrophic injuries, including damage to the brain and other internal organs, or even death.

Failing To Meet The Standard Of Care

It is expected that doctors and hospital staff respond quickly to patients presenting signs of a pulmonary embolism because treatment can mean the difference between life and death. The expectation is that hospital staff will:

  • Recognize and diagnose symptoms quickly and correctly
  • Administer emergency medication, such as anticoagulants
  • Use imaging scans to confirm diagnosis
  • Perform the necessary treatment in order to save the patient’s life
  • Monitor the patient’s progress and respond to any additional signs of distress

Doctors and hospital staff who fail to meet this standard of care can be held liable for their negligence in a medical malpractice or wrongful death claim.

We Will Seek Justice For You

Our attorneys are known throughout Kentucky for their dedication to helping surviving family members take civil action after a medical mistake. We are skilled litigators who have successfully achieved results for clients with medical malpractice claims because we seek the truth and fight for the right to fair compensation.

Call Us As Soon As Possible

Don’t delay. Timing is crucial in medical malpractice claims. The sooner we investigate your case, the sooner we can get you the compensation you need to move on from the tragedy that has befallen you and your loved ones. Contact us online or call 800-501-0431 to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.