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My wife died from a pulmonary embolism ten days after give birth to our child by c-section. This has got to be medical malpractice, right?

My wife died from a pulmonary embolism ten days after give birth to our child by c-section. We told her doctors and nurses at follow-up appointments about her leg swelling. We called her Ob/Gyn two days before that but he never returned our call. Her doctors and nurses knew my wife was at risk for pulmonary embolism and that she was overweight. No one examined anything but her swollen ankles at the follow-up appointment. They didn’t run tests on her heart, lungs or chest. They didn’t check her pedal pulse like I read they should do. This has got to be medical malpractice, right?

A: It sure sounds like it, but without a complete review of the records no one can be sure. If pulmonary embolism was identified in your wife’s medical records as a risk factor for her pregnancy or c-section and her report of lower leg swelling was ignored, those are strong indications that your wife’s death was caused by medical negligence.

You can contact Daytona Beach Medical Malpractice Attorneys for further information and cinsultatons.


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