Blood Clots Are Often Misdiagnosed as Pneumonia: Taylor’s Story

Blood Clots Are Often Misdiagnosed as Pneumonia: Taylor’s Story

My 14-year-old son died. I took him to the doctors twice the same week of his death. They diagnosed him with light pneumonia in his left lung. He died less than a week later and when the autopsy came back, it showed he had blood clot in his left lung and no pneumonia.

I’ve done a lot of research and I found that blood clots are often misdiagnosed as pneumonia, resulting in severe injury or death.

About 100,000 people die every year from blood clots, which is 274 a day. I want to spread awareness that the symptoms of blood clots are similar to other conditions, like pneumonia, and further investigation may be needed.

If your kid or anyone that you know has been diagnosed with pneumonia, it’s important to get them checked for blood clot. Don’t be a statistic.


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