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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
June 11, 2024
A Brief Summary of the Following Page

  • Pulmonary Embolism Risks: Pulmonary embolisms are a severe condition where a blood clot blocks lung arteries, leading to significant damage and oxygen depletion; it is notably risky following surgery.
  • Medical Accountability: Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals fail to detect or treat pulmonary embolism, despite known risks and established protocols, resulting in harm or death.
  • Legal Assistance Process: A medical malpractice lawyer aids victims by gathering evidence, filing claims within legal time limits, and negotiating compensation for damages like medical costs and lost income.
  • Firm Advocacy: Davis & Davis provides aggressive legal representation to ensure justice and compensation for victims of pulmonary embolism malpractice, supporting them throughout the legal process.
  • To see how we can best be of service for your case today, please do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation through our contact form or by calling our office at (888) 522-9444.

A pulmonary embolism, a critical and potentially life-threatening condition, occurs when one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. This blockage can severely restrict blood flow to the lungs, leading to significant damage to lung tissue and a decrease in oxygen levels throughout the body. Pulmonary embolisms are a leading cause of death following surgery. 

Doctors and nurses at Texas hospitals know this and should be on the lookout for signs of this serious or fatal complication. When they fail to do so and you are injured or a wrongful death results, an experienced Houston, Texas pulmonary embolism lawyer from Davis & Davis will be there to fight for justice for the family. Contact us today so you can tell us your story and so we can begin working on your case.

When Is a Pulmonary Embolism Considered Medical Malpractice?

Pulmonary embolism is a recognized risk for patients after surgery, as well as for those patients suffering from hypertension or morbid obesity. Doctors are fully aware of this risk and have a well-defined protocol to prevent needless injury or death from pulmonary embolism. When they fail to follow standard practice and a patient is harmed or dies, they can be held accountable for their negligence, including:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (lower leg pain, thigh, or groin pain) and pulmonary embolism (shortness of breath)
  • Nursing error, such as failure to employ TED (anti-embolism) hose in clients at risk for deep vein thrombosis or arterial embolism, which could result in amputation or loss of function in a limb
  • Surgical error, such as failure to monitor the patient’s postoperative condition when the risks of pulmonary embolism are known
  • Medication error, such as failure to administer an anticoagulant, such as heparin or Coumadin (warfarin), in a proper and timely fashion

A skilled Houston, Texas pulmonary embolism lawyer from the Harris County law firm of Davis & Davis can offer you the straightforward answers, sound legal advice, and aggressive representation you need in fighting for justice for yourself or a family member whose life was lost because of a doctor’s negligent error.

How a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help

Do not attempt to handle the aftermath of your pulmonary embolism injuries alone. Filing a claim without the assistance of a dedicated medical malpractice attorney can result in a low settlement offer and missed deadlines. While you focus on your recovery surrounded by family and friends, our team will get to work on the following important aspects of your case:

Gather Evidence of Malpractice

In cases of pulmonary embolism that may involve medical malpractice, the role of a skilled attorney is crucial in gathering and analyzing evidence. At Davis & Davis, we meticulously review your medical records, including imaging studies and test results, to uncover any signs of negligence or misdiagnosis. We collaborate with medical experts to ascertain whether the standard of care was breached and how this failure contributed to the onset of your condition. This comprehensive approach ensures we build a strong foundation for your claim.

File Your Claim 

Navigating the legal complexities of a medical malpractice claim requires professional knowledge, especially given the strict timelines imposed by Texas law. The current statute of limitations for filing a medical malpractice is two years from the date of the incident or from the date of reasonable discovery. 

Our team at Davis & Davis efficiently handles all aspects of the claim filing process. We ensure all documents are accurately prepared and submitted within the statutory deadlines. By managing these critical details, we help protect your rights and allow you to concentrate on your recovery without the burden of legal stress.

Fight for Worthy Compensation

Once your claim is filed, our attorneys at Davis & Davis are relentless in advocating for the compensation you rightfully deserve. We engage in tough negotiations with healthcare providers and insurance companies to secure a fair settlement covering all your losses, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. 

Should these negotiations fail to yield a just outcome, we can take your case to trial, where we will passionately fight for the maximum compensation possible.

Contact a Texas Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

If you or a family member suffered a pulmonary embolism in a Texas hospital, please contact the experienced and dedicated medical malpractice trial lawyers at the Houston law firm of Davis & Davis today for a free consultation. Nobody should have to navigate the aftermath of a trusted doctor’s reckless actions or blatant disregard for safety alone, which is why we’re here to help. 

To see how we can best be of service for your case today, please do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation through our contact form or by calling our office at (888) 522-9444. Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide.

John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

June 11 2024

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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