Our Macomb County medical malpractice attorneys recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against a Macomb County Hospital and an individual physician. The claim involved the emergency room physician’s failure to recognize the signs and symptoms of a 57 year old patient suffering from a pulmonary embolism. As a result of such failure to diagnose and treat his condition, the patient was discharged home without receiving any blood thinners. Unfortunately, due to the physician’s negligence, the man died at home less than 48 hours later.
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Physicians and hospitals should recognize the possibility that a patient with high risk factors (recent surgery, smoking, obesity, sitting for prolonged periods, etc.) and the above complaints may have a DVT.
The malpractice lawsuit sought all damages allowed under the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute, including claims for the loss of economic support, the loss of his household services, and the emotional pain and suffering his wife and two children endured as a result of his passing. The case was settled prior to trial that was set in the Macomb County Circuit Court. The settlement amount is subject to a confidentiality agreement.
For more information about legal rights of a medical malpractice victim suffering DVT, call our law firm now at (800) 606-1717. We will obtain all the medical records and carefully evaluate whether the hospital or doctor was negligent and whether this was the cause of your serious injuries or family member’s death. We understand the results of the negligence can be quite traumatic. Our team of medical and nursing experts will provide you with an honest, clear opinion as to whether or not a case may be filed.