$1,500,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnose & Treat Pulmonary Embolism
- Date: Spring 2011
- Attorney: Carol L. Forte
- Settlement: $1,500,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose & Treat, Pulmonary Embolism, Wrongful Death
Carol represented the estate of a young woman who died of pulmonary embolism. Over the course of 6 weeks, she had gone to both an emergency room and then a health clinic, complaining of shortness of breath. This was attributed by health care providers at both places, to fractured ribs, obesity and asthma. On the date of her death, she returned to the emergency room where a CT scan demonstrated the emboli, and treatment was begun, but she expired. She left two minor children. The case settled for 1.5 million dollars.