Colorado Medical Malpractice

Pulmonary Embolism – Denver Medical Lawsuit Attorneys

Pulmonary embolism refers to a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. Pulmonary embolism is often caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from the legs, arms, or abdomen. It can also result from other substances such as fat or air bubbles lodging in your lungs’ arteries. The portions of lung tissue served by the blocked arteries are robbed of blood and could die. This is known as a pulmonary infarction, which makes it difficult for your lungs to provide oxygen to the rest of the body.

A pulmonary embolism can also lead to what’s known as pulmonary hypertension, where the blood pressure in the lungs and on the right side of the heart is elevated. When the arteries inside your lungs are blocked, it forces the heart to work harder. This escalates the blood pressure, which can weaken the heart because of the overexertion, which can be very dangerous.

Factors that can greatly increase your risk for pulmonary embolism:

  • Immobility
  • Cancer
  • Surgery

If you have suffered a pulmonary embolism, reach out to the Denver medical injury attorneys at Burg Simpson right away so we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Call 303-792-5595 as soon as possible or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form now so we can contact you directly.

There are a number of factors that can put someone at greater risk of pulmonary embolism, the greatest of which is the presence of deep vein thrombosis, or a history of it. Other risks include:

  • A slower natural blood flow, or atypical clotting
  • Age
  • Obesity.
  • Immobility, such as being bedridden
  • Cancer
  • A recent surgical procedure
  • Smoking

If you have any of these risk factors, it is crucial you pay close attention to the potential symptoms of pulmonary embolism.

Pulmonary embolism symptoms vary depending on your health and how much of your lung is involved. Symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain, particularly sharp, stabbing pains that occur suddenly
  • A dry cough that may produce bloody sputum
  • Leg pain or swelling, or both, usually in the calf
  • Clammy or discolored skin (cyanosis)
  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Passing out

If you or a loved one experience shortness of breath, chest pain, or a dry cough producing bloody sputum, it is critical that you get medical attention and call our Colorado medical malpractice attorneys.

Reach out to a Colorado Medical Injury Lawyer Now

Pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening, and prompt treatment is crucial. If the symptoms are misdiagnosed, missed completely, or disregarded, the resulting delay can be catastrophic. In fact, about a third of undiagnosed or untreated patients do not survive a pulmonary embolism. Unfortunately, there are times when a fatal injury could have easily been avoided if the treating medical professionals had acted appropriately. Contact our Colorado medical malpractice attorneys at Burg Simpson immediately by filling out a FREE Case Evaluation form or calling 303-792-5595.

 October 18, 2019

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping

Michael Burg Interviewed By Denver’s Channel 7 About The Dangers Of Vaping Michael Burg, the founding shareholder and a trial attorney with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, was interviewed by Denver’s Channel 7 on Thursday, October 17th  to discuss the the dangers of vaping. Click here to access Michael Burg’s interview on Denver’s Channel… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

Burg Simpson E-News – October 2019

OCTOBER 2019 E-NEWS GOOD LAWYERS $143 Million Settlement Secured for Victims of the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Michael S. Burg and Seth A. Katz have announced that an agreement has been reached between Columbia Gas, its parent company NiSource, Inc., and the lawyers representing multiple groups of plaintiffs in both mass action and class action… Read more »

 October 16, 2019

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident

If You Have Had a Slip and Fall Accident By: Jessica Prochaska- Burg Simpson Shareholder and Personal Injury Trial Lawyer A Colorado slip and fall personal injury claim is filed in civil court and seeks compensation for the victim’s injuries. This type of claim alleges that a property owner failed to address a dangerous or… Read more »

 October 10, 2019

Angela McGraw on the Faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Angela McGraw, Of Counsel with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Thursday, November 14th. The presenters are members of ABOTA, trial experts, and experienced judges. ABOTA is ​dedicated ​to ​training ​the ​next ​generation ​of ​lawyers ​to ​meet ​the highest ​standards ​of ​professionalism ​and ​advocacy ​in ​the ​practice ​of ​law.  Established in 1958, membership in ABOTA continues to carry considerable prestige among attorneys, judges,… Read more »

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

 July 1, 2019

7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run for the Fallen Officers Fund

The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner. Detective Bitner lost his life in the line of duty on May 28, 2012, after being struck and killed by a vehicle while performing a traffic stop. Jeremy served the Englewood Police Department for 8 years and during that time was assigned… Read more »

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

 May 7, 2019

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at Maggiano’s on April 25th to recognize the ten winners of the firm’s annual scholarship competition. The firm’s founder Michael Burg, and shareholders Peter Burg and Stephan Marsh presented awards to the 2019 winners! This year’s recipients included Ms. Madison Frotten, Mr. Dale Kim, Ms. McKenna… Read more »

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

 April 17, 2019

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

Shareholder Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of the Workers’ Compensation division at Burg Simpson. Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that protects employees when they are injured on the job or in the line of duty. Workers’ compensation provides both wage replacement and medical benefits. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be… Read more »

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

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