Blood clots form when blood cells coagulate and clump together. A blood clot can form at any point in the circulatory system and, depending on its location and movement, is called either thrombus or embolus. Because blood clots hinder or block the flow of blood to and from the heart, they can cause serious, potentially fatal conditions including heart attack and stroke. Blood clots, however, can sometimes be prevented. Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff can often prevent life threatening blood clots by administering prompt and proper treatment.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death because of a doctor or other healthcare professional's failure to prevent blood clot, it is important to know your legal rights. Please contact us today to learn more about maximizing your legal rights and options.
Blood Clot Complications
Partially and completely lodged blood clots create an obstruction that prohibits the normal flow of blood and oxygen to the body's vital organs—which could result in a dangerous condition known as ischemia. When not treated promptly, ischemia can have severe consequences including organ damage and death.
For this reason, it is of vital importance that blood clots be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. Other conditions that may result from a failure to prevent blood clot include:
• Heart attack
• Permanent kidney damage
Your Legal Rights
A doctor or medical professional's failure to prevent blood clot—regardless of intent—constitutes a form of medical malpractice . Victims of medical malpractice have the legal right to hold doctors and other medical staff accountable for any negligence or wrongdoing that resulted in serious injury or harm.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a doctor or healthcare professional's failure to prevent blood clot, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses including medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and more. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a competent and compassionate medical malpractice attorney who can explain your legal rights and help you seek the justice you deserve.
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