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Pulmonary Embolism

Medical Malpractice and Pulmonary Embolism

If a family member died or suffered permanent injury because of pulmonary embolism after surgery or hospitalization in Pennsylvania or Ohio, call an experienced lawyer at 1-800-777-4081 for help.

For over 24 years, we here at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. have offered knowledgeable guidance and dedicated representation to victims of hospital negligence and medical malpractice in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.

When doctors make mistakes, people get hurt or die

Doctors know that it is extremely important to monitor the condition of accident victims and surgical patients because they are at risk of serious or fatal pulmonary embolism.

Our experienced attorneys can explain your options in seeking full and fair financial recovery against those responsible for your injury or loss. Contact us today for a free consultation.

We have many convenient office locations to serve you, and a lawyer from our firm will even visit you at home or in the hospital at no charge. There are no up-front lawyer’s fees or costs for you to pay.

What Is Pulmonary Embolism?

A pulmonary embolism is when a blood clot forms in the legs or at the site of an injury or surgery, it can break loose and travel to the lungs.

The sudden blockage of blood supply to the lungs can cause permanent damage to the lung tissue. It can also lower the level of oxygen in the blood to dangerous levels and cause damage to the brain and other organs. If the clot is very large, if there are multiple clots or if any clot goes untreated, the result can be death.

How Serious Is the Problem?

Here are some startling statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  • At least 100,000 cases of pulmonary embolism (also known as PE) occur each year.
  • Pulmonary embolism is the third most common cause of death in patients who are hospitalized for an accident, after surgery or for any reason.
  • Approximately 30 percent of patient with undiagnosed and improperly treated pulmonary embolism will die.

Broken bones, deep bruising to the legs or torso, obesity, high blood pressure, even pregnancy and certain medications can cause or contribute to pulmonary embolism. A doctor’s negligence or misdiagnosis in these cases can be fatal.

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If a family member suffered a pulmonary embolism while in a Pennsylvania or Ohio hospital, it is important to find out if medical negligence played a role. To receive a free case evaluation, please call our offices at 1-800-777-4081 or send us an e-mail now.

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