Baltimore, MD -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/10/2015 -- Medical malpractice is at the core of the knowledge and skills offered at Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC, when it comes to their law services. The firm is currently hard at work handling several medical malpractice cases involving venous thromboembolism, which are going to mediation in the next month. Using a strong, aggressive and strategic approach to defend the rights of their clients, the lawyers aim to bring this form of medical neglect to justice. Their expertise in cerebral palsy and birth injury allow the Baltimore, MD, attorneys to handle the venous thromboembolism cases so that their disputes are properly settled.
In the cases, the doctors failed to perform proper prophylaxis, which is the medical term used to describe protective measures set in place to prevent disease. This neglect resulted in the patients developing a fatal pulmonary embolism that led to their death. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is when the formation of blood clots occur in the vein and then the clot breaks, causing it to travel to the lungs. Through mediation, the lawyers hope to achieve a lawsuit that will resolve the differences between the healthcare provider and victims without going to trial.
High-risk factors that can cause venous thromboembolism include hip fractures, knee replacements, major general surgery, major trauma and spinal cord injury. The condition is preventable with anticoagulants, which are blood thinning agents that halt the development of blood clots. When anticoagulants do not work or are not enough, surgical and mechanical intervention are methods taken for severe VTE cases.
For more information about the legal services of Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC, please visit their website. Free consultations are also available for individuals seeking a lawyer for cerebral palsy.
About Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC
GWGS is a nationally recognized medical malpractice and cerebral palsy law firm, which includes doctor-lawyers who represent birth injured children in Maryland, the District of Columbia and throughout the United States on a pro hoc vice basis (with permission of the court).
To learn more, visit their website at http://www.cerebralpalsylawdoctor.com/