Emergency Room Negligence in Treating Patients with a Pulmonary Embolism: Portland & Bend Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Improperly Treating Patients with a Pulmonary Embolism: Oregon Medical Malpractice Lawyer Discusses Serious Emergency Room Negligence


There are many different types of emergency room negligence which could result in serious personal injuries or wrongful death.  One condition which can easily result in wrongful death due to emergency room negligence is a pulmonary embolism which is mistreated or not even identified.  This can cause serious and fatal personal injuries.  According to statistics by the CDC, 10% to 30% of patients who have a pulmonary embolism will die within the first month.  The longer a patient does not have treatment, the longer that damage is occurring to the lungs and body.  While the emergency room staff is usually trained well and knows of the risks of a pulmonary embolism, many times the negligence of the emergency room can leave a patient to suffering in the waiting room or even die in the waiting room.  As a Portland medical malpractice lawyer, I know that these types of errors can be serious Oregon medical malpractice.


Types of Emergency Room Negligence Which Cause Serious Injury For a Pulmonary Embolism


There are many different ways that emergency room negligence could cause serious personal injury when a patient is suffering from a pulmonary embolism.  This is not a condition which should be taken lightly, and mistakes in treating a pulmonary embolism can be particularly fatal and deadly.  This means that patients need to be treated competently and immediately.


Some instances of Oregon emergency room negligence that which result in serious personal injury to a patient suffering from a pulmonary embolism include the following:


  • Improper triage – Triage is assessing the severity of a patient’s condition and causing them to get seen by a doctor at a higher priority than other patients suffering less-severe injuries.  A pulmonary embolism should be prioritized very high and nearly immediately get treated to avoid serious personal injury or death.
  • Failing to recognize the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism – Some healthcare providers may fail to identify the signs of a patient suffering from a pulmonary embolism entirely and believe it is something else.  This is incredibly dangerous and could result in mistreatment and fatal injuries.
  • Early discharge – If a patient is suffering from a PE and a healthcare provider discharges the patient without treating it, this can be very serious Oregon medical malpractice and a death sentence.
  • Failing to competently test for a PE;
  • Misinterpreting the results of a PE;
  • Failing to properly treat a PE; and
  • Other instances of Oregon medical malpractice. 


Patients Who Have Been Harmed by a Pulmonary Embolism Due to Emergency Room Errors and Negligence Should Call Our Office


If you have suffered serious complications and injuries after a pulmonary embolism due to emergency room negligence, or if a loved one died after being brought to a hospital from a PE, call our pulmonary embolism Portland and Bend medical malpractice lawyer to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  We handle cases throughout Oregon, including anywhere in Central Oregon, Deschutes County, Multnomah County, Salem, Portland, Beaverton, Oregon, Lake Oswego, Sunnyside, West Linn, Vancouver, Washington, Tigard, Eugene, Corvallis, Albany, Redmond, Sisters, The Dalles, Madras, Prineville, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, and any other city, including Bend, Oregon where our law office is located, please call Kuhlman Law, LLC by dialing (541) 385-1999 to learn what your rights to compensation you may have.  You may also contact us using our easy and convenient “contact us” box at the bottom of our website.  If we accept your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation to get you the answers you deserve, all for free.  There is no risk, and you only pay us if we recover compensation for you.

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