Blood Clot Attorneys
If you are over 50, the greatest threat to your health is the formation of abnormal blood clots in your arteries and veins.
Blood clots are a result of the body’s defense mechanism to stop bleeding. The blood clotting process is extremely important in stopping oneself from bleeding due to cut or injury. When blood clots migrate and build up through the body’s circulatory system, they cause blockages, also known as ischemia, that prevents the circulation of blood and oxygen to the body’s vital organs. These blockages can cause heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and if left untreated, death due to organ failure.
Most commonly, a deep vein thrombosis, DVT, of the lower extremities and occasionally the upper extremities will cause local pain, swelling and tenderness. If the DVT is not diagnosed early, resulting tissue damage will arise. The most catastrophic tissue damage occurs when a clot dislodges, travels through the heart and stops blood flow in the lungs or brain. A blood clot in the lungs is called a pulmonary embolus which can be life threatening. A embolic stroke is caused from a blood clot lodging in the brain.
While millions of Americans suffer from blood clots, most of these conditions can be treated and/or prevented. But a failure to adequately address a blockage could mean the difference between life and living in a debilitated state, or even death. Over 60,000 Americans die as a result of pulmonary embolism alone, a blood clot condition with a 99% chance of prevention.
If you feel that you or a loved one were the victim of a physician’s failure to diagnose or treat a blood clot, contact us today for a Free Blood Clot Consultation. Simply fill out the Contact Us form to the right or call our office toll-free at 1-800-6700-LAW.