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Complications of a Pneumonia Misdiagnosis

Mellino Law Firm

If your or a loved one was the victim of a pneumonia misdiagnosis, you may be able to hold the doctor liable. If you suffered serious or life-threatening injuries as a result, compensation may be available. With the different types of medical malpractice, it can be difficult to know if you have a valid case. Contact a Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer to learn what options may be available.

Pneumonia can be treated easily with antibiotics. However, if it is not properly diagnosed or if there is a delay in a diagnosis and/or treatment, it could lead to serious, life-threatening complications.

Complications of pneumonia can include:

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome – lung disease that reduces oxygen and makes breathing difficult;
  • Bacteria in bloodstream – infection spreads through the bloodstream;
  • Septic shock –an infection spreading through the bloodstream can lead to organ failure and shock;
  • Abscess in lung – a cavity with pus may form; and
  • Fluid accumulation – fluid can collect around the lungs, leading to infection.

A pneumonia misdiagnosis could lead to filing a medical malpractice claim. To learn if you may be entitled to receive compensation, contact us at (440) 276-3535 to schedule your free consultation.

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