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When doctors and medical personnel fail to give the necessary attention when treating a patient or monitoring a patient during or after surgery, the ramifications can be extremely serious. What seems like indigestion in one person may, in fact, be a heart attack or a stroke in another. What seems like sore leg and calf muscles after a workout in one patient may, in fact, be a blood clot or deep vein thrombosis in another. If not treated, the blood clot could travel to the person's lungs and result in a pulmonary embolism.
Our firm settled a case on behalf of a woman who lost her husband from a careless medication error. Her husband was in the hospital to undergo a procedure to open a blocked artery. The cardiologist who placed a stent in the artery wrote post-operative orders for the patient that included providing a blood thinning medication so that a clot would not form at the recently stented location.
The nurse on duty was distracted and missed the order. Tragically, the individual never received the medication. The next day a massive clot formed resulting in his death. Many times, it is the failing to pay attention to details, the little things that can result in catastrophe.
At the law office of Ogg Murphy & Perkosky, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we have been representing clients who have suffered a pulmonary embolism, stroke or heart attack as a result of a doctor's failure to diagnose, since 1981. Our team of lawyers is here to hold doctors, surgeons, nurses and other medical professionals who have breached the established standards of care accountable for damage done.
When You Cannot Stand Up Alone, We Stand Up for You.
Our law office can help you find answers and help you understand whether you have cause to file a legal claim of medical malpractice against your doctor. We will begin an investigation immediately and seek to answer questions such as these:
Did the doctor treat the patient according to the established standard level of care?
Was the patient monitored for complaints of pain in the chest or the calf?
Were there any dark spots on the legs?
Was the patient given blood thinner?
Were the charts forged?
Are the stories of the nurse and the doctor contradicting one another?
Contact an Attorney at Ogg, Murphy, & Perkosky 412-391-FIRM
If you have suspicions that your doctor or the hospital medical staff ignored your complaints or failed to pay close attention to your symptoms, contact our law firm. We offer a free, confidential consultation to get your questions answered. Should you retain our law firm to represent you in a medical malpractice case, we do not charge any attorney's fees unless we win a financial result for you. You may also contact us through e-mail.