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Pulmonary embolism is 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 wrongful death results, the team at Davis & Davis will be there to fight for justice for the family. Contact us today.

Your loved one made it through surgery and was on the road to recovery. Something went wrong. The doctors say it was a pulmonary embolism and that there was nothing they could have done. Don’t take their statements at face value.

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 DVT (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 (DVT) 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

The team of experienced malpractice attorneys at the Houston law firm of Davis & Davis can offer you the straightforward answers, sound legal advice and aggressive representation you need in fighting for justice for a loved one whose life was lost because of a doctor’s negligent error.


If you or a loved one suffered pulmonary embolism in a Texas hospital, please call the experienced and dedicated medical malpractice trial lawyers at the Houston law firm of Davis & Davis at 713-364-0314 or toll-free at 877-202-0835 today for a free consultation.

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