Misdiagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism Can Be Devastating
An untreated pulmonary embolism can cause you or a loved one to suffer from severe health conditions, or even death. Moody Law is highly experienced at handling medical malpractice cases and will work tirelessly to secure appropriate compensation for clients who have suffered because of misdiagnosis. Reach out to a pulmonary embolism lawyer, at our office serving Central Florida and Polk County, including Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and Haines City, today. We can schedule a free consultation to review your case and begin advocating for your rights immediately.
How a Pulmonary Embolism Can Affect You
A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a major artery in the lung becomes blocked, typically by a blood clot. These clots usually come from the legs, or, rarely, from other parts of the body. Small clots can cause damage that is limited to the lungs, but larger clots can lead to significant concerns and even death if blood flow is entirely blocked. Immediate treatment is key to reducing complications or saving a patient’s life. However, about one-third of patients with undiagnosed and untreated PE do not survive.
Due to the high mortality rate of PE, it is essential that physicians consider this diagnosis when patients present with chest pain or shortness of breath. Basic testing for pulmonary embolism can include blood tests, chest x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, computerized tomography (CT) scans, pulmonary angiography, ventilation-perfusion scans, ultrasounds, and other tests. Some of these tests are more difficult and costly, causing physicians to avoid requesting them, and leading to misdiagnosed health concerns.
Misdiagnosed or undiagnosed cases of PE can lead to devastating health issues for victims and their loved ones. Complications can include shock, lasting pulmonary hypertension, a buildup of fluid between the lungs and chest cavity, death of part of the lung, abnormal heart rhythms, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. Patients who do survive can suffer from these conditions for the rest of their lives, and can even require long-term care.
Seeking Due Compensation
The attorneys at Moody Law can help if you or a loved one are suffering from complications of a misdiagnosed or undiagnosed PE. While financial restitution cannot make up for your losses or pain, compensation can allow you to focus on healing and recovery after traumatic health problems. You deserve to be compensated for any injuries that were caused by a medical professional’s failure to provide proper treatment.
With our proven track record of success litigating medical malpractice cases, you can trust our diligent team to provide compassionate advice and dedicated representation.
Our experienced lawyers will fight aggressively to help you receive all due restitution to cover medical bills, lost income, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. In cases of wrongful death, we can also seek for damages for loss of companionship. We often work with expert witnesses to ensure the strongest case possible for you. With our proven track record of success litigating medical malpractice cases, you can trust our diligent team to provide compassionate advice and dedicated representation.
Schedule a Consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured from a misdiagnosis of pulmonary embolism, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. Our team can help you recover independence and financial restitution for your suffering.