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Court: Cuyahoga County Common Pleas
Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism Results in $800,000 Settlement
Plaintiff appeared in her family doctor’s office complaining of new onset of shortness of breath. Physician’s assistant diagnosed exercise induced asthma and gave patient prescription for inhaler. Plaintiff was never seen by a physician. Plaintiff presented to ER three days later. ER Physician suspected pulmonary embolism and ordered CT Scan which was initially misread by a resident and later reviewed by a radiologist. Proper treatment was instituted. Plaintiff died 15 hours later.