Even though medical professions and doctors try their best, blood clot mistreatment is a very serious medical complication that can occur. Blood clot mistreatment is defined as a failure to diagnose and treat blood clots, typically leading to brain damage or death. When a doctor or medical professional refrains from taking blood clot mistreatment seriously, it can harm a person. The potential trauma of such an event can be detrimental to a person and their family. At Cardaro & Peek, we want all possible victims of medical malpractice circumstances to know we can help them navigate this difficult time and complex situation. In this article, we’ll discuss what blood clot mistreatment is, how it impacts a patient’s life, and how a medical malpractice claim can be navigated. Contact a medical malpractice attorney at The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek to learn more about your options.
What Does it Mean?
Before we get into the legal options and requirements, let’s get some background on blood clot mistreatment. Blood clots in the lungs, also known as pulmonary embolisms, can cause difficulty breathing and signal a life-threatening situation. Chest pain and coughing are also common symptoms of blood clots. Further, a blood clot that prevents blood flow to the brain can result in stroke. To avoid mistreatment, doctors need to identify, diagnose, and treat the clots quickly.
How Does Blood Clot Mistreatment Result in Malpractice?
While a doctor or other medical professional performs their duties, they may do one of the following:
- failure to run tests
- incorrectly diagnosing blood clots from another common medical condition
- failure to react timely to the perceived blood clot
These errors can cause the patient to experience trouble breathing, coughing, or even death. The trauma that arises from this can be severe. Victims of blood clot mistreatment need to consider speaking to a medical malpractice attorney. To effectively prove a case of medical malpractice, the plaintiff’s team will need to do several aspects. Some of these things include proving medical errors occurred, that those errors directly resulted in injury, demonstrating medical personnel failed to meet an acceptable standard of care. Don’t go through this difficult task alone; Consult with experienced attorneys at Cardaro & Peek and our team of medical professionals to review your case.
Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today
Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.
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