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Pulmonary Embolus Case Results

Large award in excess of a million dollars A husband from Allegheny County and a teacher at a community college died from a delay in diagnosing a pulmonary embolus that was not discovered while he was a patient at a Pittsburgh hospital following abdominal surgery. We filed a legal claim against the doctors and nurses claiming that there were clear warning signs that this patient was developing blood clots in his legs and that if earlier tests such as an ultrasound had been done, the clots would have been discovered before they broke off and went to his lungs and caused the man's sudden death. We received a large award in excess of a million dollars on behalf of his widow and daughter.

Large million-dollar award — Following the delivery of her child, a woman from northern Pennsylvania began developing blood clots in her leg (the medical term is deep venous thrombosis). Her obstetrician did not give her proper blood-thinning medication and, as a result, one of the clots in the leg broke off and caused a delay in diagnosing a pulmonary embolus. A large million-dollar award was obtained for the widow of this woman and her young child.

Large six-figure recovery A 72-year-old woman from Pittsburgh died in a Pittsburgh hospital due to a delay in diagnosing a pulmonary embolus. If the clot had been discovered sooner, it could have been dissolved before it traveled to the lung and led to the patient's death. We obtained a large six-figure recovery on behalf of this women's adult children.

High six-figure settlement for the family of an elderly woman who had died due to failure to treat a pulmonary embolus at a Pittsburgh hospital. The woman had a history of prior pulmonary embolus and came into the hospital with signs and symptoms of another one, but she was not given blood-thinning medication such as heparin soon enough and ended up dying one day after arriving at the hospital.  Click here to read the full case summary.

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