An air embolism occurs when air bubbles form in the vascular system. These
air bubbles can block blood flow to the brain and heart, which sometimes
death. If you believe a
medical mistake caused an air embolism, we welcome you to
contact our Cleveland office with questions and concerns.
Proper treatment for air embolisms is critical. One method is use of a
hyperbaric chamber. Only skilled physicians with experience using hyperbaric
chambers should attempt this treatment, since it involves increasing pressure
in a chamber to decrease the size of the air bubbles.
If use of a hyperbaric chamber causes further injury, that doctor may be
held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Healthcare practitioners
are expected to provide treatment with a reasonable level of skill and
care. This determination is based on medical background and previous experience.
An expert can compare that doctor to others with a similar background
in order to discern whether the care provided fell below what is considered
“reasonable.” A doctor who administered treatment for an air
embolism in a hyperbaric chamber would, therefore, be compared to other
doctors who have experience administering this type of treatment. That
expert would then testify as to what another doctor would have done in
a similar situation.
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim for Air Embolism?
We invite you to
contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered
a severe and debilitating injury. Call us today at (440) 333-3800.