If you or a loved one suffered more serious injuries or complications because of a misdiagnosis related to a stroke pulmonary embolism, you may have options to hold the negligent doctor or hospital accountable. Pulmonary embolisms are common following a stroke, and symptoms should be monitored.
A Dayton medical misdiagnosis lawyers from The Fitch Law Firm LLC can handle your case. We provide free case consultations for individuals and families who suffered poor medical outcomes or fatal injuries because of a misdiagnosis. Contact us today to get started.
What Damages Can a Dayton, OH, Stroke Pulmonary Embolism Misdiagnosis Attorney Recover?
When someone suffers a pulmonary embolism after a stroke, it is a fairly common complication of having stroke-related paralysis. Patients are at an increased risk of a blood clot when they are inactive, such as those in hospital beds, because of temporary or permanent paralysis related to their stroke.
Patients require monitoring and possible action to prevent blood clots and deadly PEs as they heal. When the doctor fails to prescribe this, the result could be serious complications or even death.
When we handle a pulmonary embolism misdiagnosis case, we seek compensation for our clients to cover their expenses and losses, which could include:
- Medical treatment for the pulmonary embolism and related issues
- Long-term care costs if they endured lasting injuries
- Income losses and diminished earning capacity
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Possible punitive damages awarded by the jury at trial
Unfortunately, stroke pulmonary embolisms can be fatal if not diagnosed and addressed immediately. A misdiagnosis could prevent prompt care and lead to death. If you believe this happened to your loved one, a Dayton wrongful death lawyer from our team would love to talk to you. We may help you file a claim or lawsuit to hold a negligent doctor or another care provider accountable.
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Our Dayton Misdiagnosis Lawyers Can Handle Your Stroke Pulmonary Embolism Case
The Fitch Law Firm LLC represents those who suffered serious or fatal complications because of a misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis. This includes cases involving stroke and pulmonary embolisms. If this happened to you or a loved one, a Dayton personal injury attorney from our team is here to help you.
Our attorneys have more than 30 years of experience handling cases for the injured in Ohio. We are available 24/7 to answer clients’ questions and provide case updates. Our highly-rated team of attorneys and staff will:
- Build a strong case against the doctor or hospital
- Work with medical experts to show malpractice occurred
- Identify and value damages
- Navigate the process to recover fair compensation
Our recent verdicts and settlements include a $1,200,000 payout in a medical malpractice claim that left our client with serious, permanent injuries when her doctors failed to accurately and promptly diagnose and address her condition.
We provide free consultations. We want to hear about your case to determine if we can help. We also get started with no upfront fees. This ensures anyone can afford to hire our attorneys regardless of their current financial situation. We work based on contingency, with our attorneys only getting paid if you do.
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How Our Stroke Pulmonary Embolism Attorneys in Dayton, OH, Determine If You Have a Misdiagnosis Case
It is not uncommon for doctors to misdiagnose pulmonary embolisms. There are several other serious conditions that cause overlapping symptoms. This could include:
- Heart failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
However, after a stroke, the risk of a pulmonary embolism increases. Healthcare providers should be ready to diagnose and address this condition quickly, including monitoring for symptoms and sometimes taking preventative action. When they fail to do so, and the patient suffers a PE, this could be malpractice.
To show a patient was a victim of misdiagnosis malpractice, our Dayton attorney needs to show:
- There was a doctor-patient relationship
- The doctor and care team failed to provide the expected standard of care
- The doctor’s misdiagnosis caused harm, up to or including death
- The patient suffered harm, often including physical, emotional, and financial damages
Of these, the most difficult to document is usually showing that the care team failed to provide the appropriate standard of care. This means they did not act in the same way others in the same geographic area would if they had the same training and experience. To show the standard of care, our lawyers work with medical experts. This is usually another doctor in the area with similar training and experience.
Regardless of the cause of misdiagnosis, the doctor or facility is likely liable. This is true whether they are simply careless, fail to meet the standard of care, are understaffed, do not have adequate processes in place to protect patients, or do not have the required training.
How Our Dayton Stroke Pulmonary Embolism Misdiagnosis Attorneys Recover Compensation for Our Clients
When our Dayton, OH, attorney handles a case for a client, we build a compelling case, identify the liable parties, and seek fair compensation. This requires us to work with a network of medical experts we can call on to help us document the misdiagnosis and medical negligence.
With strong evidence, we can often demand fair compensation and negotiate a settlement to recover it. However, sometimes we need to sue the doctor or hospital. This could end in a settlement, too. Occasionally, we will need to take a case to a jury trial and ask the jury to determine what happened and who is liable.
You can trust our attorneys to handle your case for you. Throughout this process, you should continue medical care as prescribed. It may be vital to your health and your case to get the medication, therapies, and other treatments.
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The Fitch Law Firm LLC provides free legal case consultations for those who ensured a misdiagnosis following a stroke. A Dayton stroke pulmonary embolism misdiagnosis lawyer from our team is here to ensure you understand your rights and fight to uphold them. We will seek the money you need and deserve.
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