Our New York pulmonary embolism lawyers understand the devastating effects that a misdiagnosed condition can have on victims. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are potentially life-threating if left untreated. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot condition and usually forms in the lower legs. These blood clots can separate from vein walls and travel to the lungs, resulting in a pulmonary embolism. Treating deep vein thrombosis with blood thinners can prevent the condition from becoming fatal.
However, a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism misdiagnosis by a doctor or medical professional can result in serious harm and even death. The pulmonary embolism lawyers at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP have decades of experience litigating medical negligence cases. Our attorneys can help victims and their families build a winning case.
What Are The Causes Of Pulmonary Embolism?
In many instances, pulmonary embolisms occur as a result of deep vein thrombosis. Blood clots that form in the legs can travel to the lungs, causing blockages that limit blood flow to the heart. This loss of blood flow can cause irreparable damage to the heart and lungs.
Below are some contributing causes of pulmonary embolism:
- Chronic medical conditions like cancer, congestive heart failure and heart disease
- In women, oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy and pregnancy can also be contributing causes, according to the American Heart Association
- Surgery and other trauma
- Long air travel
What Are The Signs Of Pulmonary Embolism?
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.
Deep Vein Thrombosis 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.
How Do I Schedule A Legal Consultation Regarding A Pulmonary Embolism Misdiagnosis?
If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to the misdiagnosis of a pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our New York pulmonary embolism lawyers, call our Manhattan office at 212.406.1700, our Bronx office at 718.892.0400 or contact us online. We will review your case and discuss your legal options with you. The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool And The Law Office Of William A. Gallina, LLP take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services are free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery. Our law firm is proud to serve the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, as well as the surrounding counties and New Jersey. We offer legal services in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.