While acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), can be caused by severe trauma, such as accidents, traumatic blows to the chest, smoke or fume inhalation, or severe pneumonia, it is also a common result of medical malpractice.

ARDs causes victims to experience a severe shortness of breath and even breathing failure. This condition often requires mechanical ventilation, also known as life support. This condition is often fatal. Over half of ARDS victims lose their life.

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Doctor or hospital error can be the cause of contracting ARDS if the following problems occur:

Our Pennsylvania Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Attorneys Can Help

If you or a loved one has experienced injury, permanent health issues, or death as a result of contracting acute respiratory distress syndrome after a medical provider’s negligence you should contact our PA ARDs attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm so we and our team of medical experts can review your case.

Call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Scranton, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and will travel to you.