Medical Malpractice

Successful Settlement - Failure To Treat And Diagnose A Pulmonary Embolism

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Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm attorneys settle a case where a doctor failed to treat and diagnose a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung.)Our lawyers obtained a substantial settlement for the family of a 52-year-old woman who passed away after undergoing an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction procedure.

Jacob Fuchsberg Partner Aaron Halpern was able to successfully demonstrate that the plastic surgeon failed to administer prophylactic medications to reduce the risk of a blood clot traveling to the patients’ lungs.The physician also failed to heed the warning signs of an impending pulmonary embolism during a post-operative visit.

This tragic death could have been avoided had the surgeon listened to the patient’s complaints and by prescribing a medication to reduce the risk of clots.The patient leaves behind her husband, loving family, and grandchildren.