The failure to take appropriate steps to prevent a pulmonary embolism or the failure to diagnose a pulmonary embolism may constitute medical malpractice.
People with the following conditions are at risk for pulmonary embolus:
- Patients who have undergone a surgery lasting more than 2 hours.
- Patients who have experienced prolonged immobility ranging from bed rest to long journeys in cramped conditions.
- Patients who are dehydrated
- Patients with heart disease
- Women who are pregnant
- Cancer patients
- Patients who smoke
- Patients who are overweight
- Patients who use supplemental estrogen
The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. investigates all types of Tennessee medical malpractice cases, including those potential cases arising as a result of death caused by a pulmonary embolism. The analysis we do requires us to understand what happened, whether the health care providers acted appropriately under the circumstances, and whether earlier diagnosis and / or appropriate intervention would more likely than not affected the outcome for the patient. We undertake this analysis with the help of a full time registered nurse who has been with the firm for almost 20 years and who has investigated hundreds and hundreds of potential claims. If appropriate, we then send the case out to physicians for additional review..
If you have lost a loved one because of a pulmonary embolus and have concerns about whether the condition was promptly diagnosed and treated, please call us at 866-812-8787 for a free consultation. We cannot promise you that we can accept your case – whether we can do that depends of the exact circumstances and other factors. However, we can promise that we will listen to your understanding of what occurred and promptly let you know whether we are in the position to do additional investigation. If we accept your case, we will do so on a contingent fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay us for our work unless your case is successful.