Emergency Room Failure to Diagnose a Pulmonary Embolism

Kevin Marciano represented a young boy who lost his mother to medical malpractice. His mother went to a Delaware County hospital with complaints of chest pain and she had a history of smoking. Despite these obvious signs of a pulmonary embolism, she was not given a CT scan but merely discharged. Despite having a pulmonary embolism at the hospital it was never diagnosed. She died shortly after her release. The hospital and emergency room doctor were sued. Days before trial a Delaware County Common Pleas judge assisted in a resolving the case through an out of court settlement.

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