Pulmonary Embolism & Deep Vein Thrombosis
Misdiagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot condition, usually in the lower legs. Left untreated, the blood clots can separate from vein walls and travel through the heart, resulting in a pulmonary embolism and a life-threatening medical condition. Treating deep vein thrombosis with blood thinners can prevent the condition from becoming life-threatening. But misdiagnosis by a doctor or medical professional can result in a serious, debilitating medical condition and even death.
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The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P., are experienced in representing embolism injuries and the misdiagnosis of deep vein thrombosis. Our cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you. For a free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212-406-1700 or contact us online.
Information About Pulmonary Embolism
Below are some causes and signs of pulmonary embolism:
- Contributing causes to pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis include long air travel, surgery and other trauma.
- Chronic medical conditions like cancer, congestive heart failure and heart disease can also contribute. In women, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy and pregnancy can also be contributing causes, according to the American Heart Association.
- Signs of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis can include cramps, charley horses and swelling or discoloration in the limbs. Shortness of breath, chest discomfort, anxiety and lightheadedness can also be warning signs.
Treatment Needs to Happen as Soon as Possible
Blood thinners and anticoagulation drugs are often used to treat the condition. But when a patient seeks treatment for deep vein thrombosis only to have the condition go untreated until the blood clots travel and block pulmonary arteries, the patient can seek to recover damages through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Call the New York law office of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool at 212-406-1700.
If you or someone you love suffered a pulmonary embolism that went undiagnosed or was misdiagnosed, our New York medical malpractice attorneys offer free appointments to discuss your rights. Or you may contact our attorneys online.