he went to the hospital for his leg being swollen and not being able to walk. they did an ultra sound on his leg and told him that it was negative for any clots. he then went to the doctor 2 weeks later and his family doctor told him that the radiolgist said that he had a blood clot the day he was at the hospital
The failure to diagnose a serious medical condition like that could be medical malpractice. You should contact a lawyer to discuss the situation, particularly if your husband has suffered adverse consequences due to the clot not being discovered initially.
You may well be able to prove that someone at the hospital (treating hospitalist, radiologist, ultrasound technician) was negligent but on the facts that you describe here it does not sound as though your husband sustained damage/injury due to that care; which, if true, arguably supports the conclusion of not pursuing a case. In a medical negligence case the patient has three burdens of proof, essentially. They must prove: (1) that the care in question was of a negligent character; (2) that the negligence caused some damage; and (3) the nature and extent of that resulting damage. Sometimes in cases of this sort, the patient will "throw" a clot, from the limb to their lungs, heart, etc.; which can cause death or very serious injury. Based on your question and description of events it sounds like, fortunately, your husband did not develop any such complication.
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