Preparing Pulmonary Embolism Cases for TrialLast updated on: May 12, 2021
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Pulmonary embolisms are extremely serious medical issues that affects thousands of individuals each year in the United States. There are many different causes and risk factors associated with pulmonary embolisms, so it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case. Our team at Zinda Law Group can help investigate your case, determine who is at fault, and help start your personal injury lawsuit.
If you have suffered from a pulmonary embolism, contact a Zinda Law Group attorney today to begin your lawsuit. Our lawyers have the knowledge and resources necessary to help guide you through the entire legal process and to answer any questions you may have regarding your legal rights. Contact us at (800) 863-5312 for your 100% free consultation. As always, you are not obligated to pay us a thing unless we win your case.
what is a pulmonary embolism?
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel within the body, most commonly in a leg. The clot then breaks off and travels to a lung artery where it subsequently blocks the flow of blood. Pulmonary embolisms are extremely serious and can be life threatening, so it is important to understand the symptoms and causes of a pulmonary embolism so that you can then seek immediate medical attention.
Causes of a Pulmonary Embolism
The most common cause of a pulmonary embolism is when a blood clot gets wedged into an artery in the lungs. These blood clots often come from the deep veins of the leg; this condition is known as “deep vein thrombosis.”
In some cases, there may be multiple clots involved in a pulmonary embolism. The portions of the lung that have been subsequently blocked by the clots are then robbed of blood and may die. This is referred to as a “pulmonary infarction.”
Occasionally, the blockages in the blood vessels are caused by substances other than blood clots. These materials may include:
- Fat from the marrow of a broken bone
- Tumor or parts of a tumor
- Air bubbles
Symptoms of a Pulmonary Embolism
The symptoms associated with pulmonary embolisms can vary greatly and may be dependent on several factors, such as on how much of your lung is involved, the size of the clot, and whether you have any underlying lung or heart disease. The signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Excessive sweating
- Leg Pain
- Clammy or discolored skin
If you are suffering from any of these unexplained symptoms, you may need to seek immediate medical attention, as pulmonary embolisms can be life threatening. After seeking the appropriate medical attention, contact one of our experienced pulmonary embolism attorneys at Zinda Law Group today to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Risk factors associated with pulmonary embolisms
Although anyone has the potential of developing blood clots and subsequent pulmonary embolisms, there are some risk factors to be aware of. Understanding these factors may help you understand your potential risk of developing a pulmonary embolism.
Medical Conditions and Treatments
There are certain medical conditions and treatments that may put you at a higher risk of suffering from a pulmonary embolism. These medical conditions and treatments include:
- Heart Disease. Certain cardiovascular diseases, specifically heart failure, make clot formation more likely.
- Different cancers and subsequent use of chemotherapy may increase the risk of blood clots. These types of cancer include brain, ovary, pancreas, colon, stomach, lung, and kidney.
- Surgery is one of the leading causes of problematic blood clots.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19). Those who have shown severe symptoms of COVID-19 have an increased risk of developing a pulmonary embolism.
Blood clots are more likely to form during periods of prolonged immobility. Examples of long periods of inactivity may include:
- Bed Rest. There are many reasons why you may be confined to your bed. For example, your doctor may tell you to stay on bed rest after a major surgery, heart attack, leg fracture, trauma, or other serious illness. When the lower extremities are horizontal for long periods of time, the blood flow may slow, causing blood to pool in the legs. This may result in a blood clot.
- Long Trips. Similar to bed rest, sitting in a cramped position during lengthy plane or car trips may cause blood flow to slow, contributing to the formation of blood clots.
Other Risk Factors
There are various other risk factors that may contribute to the formation of blood clots and, subsequently, pulmonary embolisms. These risk factors include:
- Being overweight
- A past history of blood clots
- Supplemental estrogen
If the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism are misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or otherwise ignored by a health care professional, you may have a medical malpractice claim. Improper medication or a delay in treatment may lead to serious, long-term, medical issues, or even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a pulmonary embolism or have found yourself thinking: “My pulmonary embolism has ruined my life,” contact a Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today. We have the ability and resources necessary to investigate your case, determine who is at fault, and fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
preparing a pulmonary embolism case for trial
In order to succeed in your pulmonary embolism lawsuit, you must be able to show three key components: liability, damages, and a source of recovery. An experienced Zinda Law Group attorney can help investigate your case, gather key evidence, and help you prove these three components.
Zinda Law Group attorneys can help you to prove that another individual, company, or entity has caused the injuries you are bringing a claim for. In order to prove liability, it is important to keep the names and contact information of the other party and any witnesses to the event. Further, you should thoroughly document the scene of the accident as soon as possible after the incident occurred. This information may serve as vital evidence in showing who is responsible for your injuries and property damage.
Next, you will need to provide your attorney with proof of your damages. This may be done by a showing of medical records, hospital bills, and related receipts and expenses.
Source of Recovery
In order to recover compensation, you must be able to show the source of potential recovery. For example, if you were injured due to a medical misdiagnosis, you may be able to recover damages from the doctor’s medical malpractice insurance company. Qualified personal injury attorneys have the ability to help you determine who may be the source of recovery in your unique case.
Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys have the skills and resources necessary to help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available in your case. Our team has helped countless individuals across the United States, and we may be able to help you too. Contact us today to discuss your pulmonary embolism lawsuit.
statute of limitations
In order to bring your case to trial, you must file the claim on time. The time limit to file a lawsuit is referred to as the “statute of limitations.” This statute of limitations will vary from case to case and from state to state, so it is important to contact an attorney in your state with experience in working on your type of claim. Zinda Law Group has teams nationwide and experience in handling a wide array of personal injury cases. Examples of the statutes of limitations for personal injury claims in different states in which Zinda Law Group practices include:
- Colorado: 2 years. If your claim involves a motor vehicle, however, the time limit is 3 years.
- Texas: 2 years
- Arizona: 2 years
It is extremely important to file your claim on time, as you may be barred from receiving any kind of compensation if you fail to file your case within the statute of limitations. Further, the statute of limitations begins at the date of the accident. Contact a Zinda Law Group attorney today to begin your pulmonary embolism lawsuit. We have the ability to help file your case on time and fight on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at zinda law group today to discuss your pulmonary embolism lawsuit
The failure to diagnose symptoms of a pulmonary embolism may lead to long-term medical issues, permanent disability, or even death. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a pulmonary embolism, we may be able to help get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact an experienced Zinda Law Group personal injury attorney today at (800) 863-5312 for your 100% free consultation. Our team is here for you and your family through this difficult time, and we have the knowledge and resources necessary to help explain your legal rights. As always, you will not pay us a thing unless we are successful in winning your case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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