Pittsburgh Misdiagnosis And Delayed Diagnosis Injury Attorney For Victims Suffering From Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the pulmonary artery or one of its branches that usually occurs when a blood clot from a vein becomes dislodged from its site of formation and travels — or embolizes — and blocks the blood supply to one of the lungs.
Because a pulmonary embolism blocks major blood vessels, it is potentially life-threatening. If not caught in time due to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis, it can quickly cause irreversible damage or death.
At the Pennsylvania law offices of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., our goal is to help you achieve the best results. This means getting you monetary compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life as well as other expenses. You will owe us no attorney fees unless we succeed in recovering for you.
What Is The "Standard Of Care"?
In medical malpractice lawsuits, the standard of care is a very important legal concept. In order for you to be successful in your case, you and your lawyer must prove that the physician involved breached the expected professional standard of care in treating pulmonary embolism — the level of care, skill and treatment that is recognized as appropriate by reasonably prudent similar health care providers in similar situations.
If your doctor acted in a way that was different or below the standard that other providers would have acted, there is a good chance that he or she may have breached the standard of care. This may have occurred in several ways. Your doctor may have failed to notice signs of a heart attack or stroke that other doctors would have found obvious. Your doctor may have failed to properly treat an infection, run a test or seek a specialist's opinion.
At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we team with health care professionals to review your medical records to look for errors your doctor committed. If our attorneys and health care providers believe that medical malpractice occurred, we can help you pursue a medical malpractice claim in Pennsylvania courts.
If medical negligence has caused the death of a loved one from an embolism, talk with our attorneys about your options. Contact the lawyers at the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia law offices of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, 215-792-6153 in Philadelphia or Eastern Pennsylvania or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.