Pulmonary Embolism & Medical Malpractice

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition that affects over 600,000 people per year in the United States. Through the use of modern diagnostic tools such as multislice spiral CT and advancements in treatment, the mortality rate of PE has been reduced in recent years. PE involves a blockage of an artery in the lungs from a clot that has traveled through the bloodstream from another part of the body. Usually, the clot begins in Continue Reading

Deep Venous Thrombosis and Medical Malpractice

Deep venous thrombosis is the development of a blood clot in the large, deep veins of the lower leg and thigh. Thrombi can cause tissue injury due to vascular occlusion or distal embolization. However, the venous obstruction can be offset by collateral blood vessels. Thrombi can also cause local pain and edema due to the blockage of blood flow. If the clot breaks off and travels through the blood, it is referred to as an Continue Reading