Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death – Failure to timely diagnose deep leg vein thrombosis

$2.5 Million Settlement

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Our client, a diabetic, called his internist complaining of flu-like symptoms, including shortness of breath, for the prior several days. His internist suspected a respiratory infection and prescribed antibiotics over the phone. That evening, he stopped breathing. EMS was called and transported him to the hospital, where he later died. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism due to a deep vein thrombosis. We claimed that the doctor failed to consider that our client was suffering from a pulmonary embolism and should have been treated immediately. Our client was survived by a wife and young son. The case settled before trial in the Bronx.