Pulmonary embolism can be prevented by assessing a patient’s risk for developing DVT. Since major surgery is a risk factor, patients already at high risk for DVT undergo preventative measures before the surgery. Our attorneys have experience in cases in which pulmonary embolism was either poorly managed or even preventable.
Pulmonary Embolism is an emergency that kills 100,000 Americans and endangers 900,000 more annually. It is critically important that doctors assess all hospitalized patients for their risk of developing pulmonary embolism and take preventative measures. Prevention, prompt diagnosis and proper treatment of this potentially deadly condition are the keys to saving lives. Failure to diagnose, prevent and/or treat pulmonary embolism may constitute medical malpractice.
Learn to recognize the symptoms of pulmonary embolism, how it is diagnosed and treated, and what to expect as a long-term prognosis for patients with pulmonary embolism.