Authors

William Price

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Criminal Law | Evidence

Abstract

This paper explores the use of forensics outside of the criminal context, specifically in regard to pulmonary emboli. This paper will analyze what pulmonary embolism are, how they interact with the rest of the body, what causes them, and the legal considerations that arise because of them. Pulmonary embolism is common and deadly, making them a subject in a vast amount of medical malpractice litigation. This paper aims to educate the public and attorneys as to how this condition can be prevented and how to prove pulmonary embolism in civil suits regarding claims of malpractice.

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