Recovery for Undiagnosed and Untreated Blood Clots
Blood clots hinder the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body. A clot that occurs in the lungs can cause permanent or fatal damage. Your doctor should screen you for risk factors and take action if you have symptoms of this dangerous medical condition. Failure to do so is a breach of duty for which he or she may be held liable.
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Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis
Pulmonary embolism typically begins as a deep vein thrombosis, which is a blood clot in a vein in the leg. This is the crucial time to treat a patient. Otherwise, the clot may break free and travel to the lungs. A clot in a lung artery is a life-threatening event that requires immediate medical attention.
Treatment of deep vein thrombosis may keep the pulmonary embolism from occurring in the first place. Blood thinners can prevent the clot from forming in high-risk patients and stop the clot from growing. In some cases, surgery may be necessary. A trained doctor should recognize such common symptoms as swelling, pain, tenderness and varicose veins.
In addition, the doctor should monitor at-risk patients, including those who sustained a leg injury or had leg surgery, pregnant women and those on birth control, travelers who took a long flight, and patients who smoke, are older or are overweight.
Damages Caused by Pulmonary Embolism
Once the clot has broken free from the leg, it flows through the patient’s bloodstream into the heart and then the artery of the lungs, where it can become lodged. Tissue damage occurs almost immediately. As the clot grows, the damage to the lungs worsens and may also lead to damage to other organs as blood flow decreases throughout the body. Approximately one-third of patients with undiagnosed or inadequately treated pulmonary embolism die.
Many patients experience shortness of breath, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, light-headedness and feelings of anxiety. Frighteningly, some patients show no symptoms until the damage is severe. For this reason, doctors have a duty to monitor patients with certain medical conditions and following surgery or an accident.
Our Miami pulmonary embolism lawyers help patients who have suffered injuries and the family members of those who died from pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis.
Recover Damages for the Injuries You Suffered Because of a Pulmonary Embolism
Brais Law Firm represents Florida patients in medical negligence claims involving undiagnosed and untreated pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Schedule your free consultation to learn more about your rights and your options for recovery – we are available in our main Miami office.
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