Did you suffer a pulmonary embolism in Boca Raton, FL? A pulmonary embolism (PE) is a sudden blockage within an artery in the lungs. A PE typically occurs when a blood clot travels through the bloodstream into one of the lungs. Sometimes, a patient may sustain severe complications and death because a medical provider failed to diagnose and/or treat a pulmonary embolism in time.
Attorney Gregg Hollander has over 28 years of experience representing personal injury and medical malpractice victims. His relentless dedication has resulted in millions of dollars in settlements and jury verdicts for our clients since the firm opened in 1996.
If you or a loved one has suffered a PE injury because of medical malpractice, contact our Boca Raton pulmonary embolism lawyer at Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers, you can call us at (561) 347-7770 for a free consultation.
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How Our Boca Raton Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help With a Pulmonary Embolism Claim
A PE is a serious medical condition that can result in low oxygen levels in the blood, permanent lung damage, and damage to other organs from lack of oxygen. The patient may develop debilitating impairments or die from a pulmonary embolism in severe cases.
Attorney Gregg Hollander appears on the Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Top 25 list as a top-rated Boca Raton medical malpractice attorney. He has also been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers, Florida Trend’s Legal Elite, and Best Attorneys of America. He has exceptional ratings with Martindale-Hubbell, Justia, and Avvo.
When you hire Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers to take on your pulmonary embolism claim, you can expect us to:
- Investigate why your doctor or other medical provider failed to diagnose and treat the pulmonary embolism timely
- Gather evidence supporting a malpractice claim, including working with medical specialists and other expert witnesses
- Document the full extent of your injuries and damages to determine how much your case is worth
- File insurance claims and diligently pursue fair insurance settlements
- Pursue all sources of compensation for your damages to maximize your recovery
- File a medical malpractice lawsuit and argue your case in court, if necessary
You should not bear the burden of a doctor’s negligence or wrongdoing. Contact Hollander Law Firm Accident Injury Lawyers to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced pulmonary embolism lawyer in Boca Raton, Florida.
Risk Factors and Symptoms of a Pulmonary Embolism
Several risk factors could increase a person’s chance of developing a pulmonary embolism, including:
- Surgery or injury, especially to the legs
- Orthopedic surgery
- Genetic conditions that increase the risk of blood clots
- Limited mobility
- Family history of blood clotting disorders
- Previous history of blood clots
- Cancer and cancer therapy
- Older age
- During and after pregnancy
- Certain medical conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, heart failure, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and stroke
- Certain medications, including estrogen replacement therapy and birth control pills
- Smoking cigarettes
- Enlarged veins in the legs (varicose veins)
Doctors should review a patient’s medical history to determine if they are more likely to develop pulmonary embolisms. If so, they should monitor the patient for any signs or symptoms of PE.
Some people with PE may not display any symptoms. However, symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, and coughing up blood. Irregular heartbeat, dizziness, sweating, low blood pressure, and heart palpitations can also be signs of a pulmonary embolism.
A person who has PE may also have symptoms of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a blood clot. Those symptoms could include swelling in the leg, pain in the affected leg, redness, and soreness or tenderness in the leg.
If you develop any of the above symptoms or other adverse effects, it is best to seek immediate medical treatment.
Proving Medical Malpractice in a Pulmonary Embolism Case
A physician could be liable for medical malpractice if they failed to identify a patient at risk of developing a pulmonary embolism and/or to monitor the patient for signs of blood clots or PE. A doctor may also be negligent if they fail to correctly diagnose a pulmonary embolism.
- The doctor owed you a legal duty of care
- The doctor breached the duty of care by their acts or omissions
- The doctor failed to meet the standard of care in your case
- The breach of duty and failure to provide the required standard of care caused your injury
- You sustained damages because of the doctor’s malpractice
If you prove your case, you can receive compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. Medical negligence claims involving pulmonary embolisms are complex cases. Allowing an experienced Boca Raton medical malpractice lawyer to handle your case is in your best interest.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Boca Raton Pulmonary Embolism Lawyer
Attorney Gregg Hollander provides personalized services to our clients. He will develop a legal strategy to give you the best chance of receiving top settlement amounts for your claim. Call now to request your free case review with an experienced Boca Raton pulmonary embolism attorney.