Blood Clots and Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
By Norman Younker on January 15, 2013
Physicians, surgeons, nurses, emergency room personnel, anesthesiologists, and other healthcare providers have both a professional and an ethical obligation to provide competent care in a timely manner. As important as the quality of care undoubtedly is, the timeliness of that care is equally important. When lives are at stake, every moment counts.
Medical personnel should take proper precautions to prevent blood clots, and when blood clots do occur, they should be diagnosed and treated immediately. When treatment is administered in a timely fashion, blood clots rarely cause much, if any, harm. However, when left untreated, they can lead to permanent injuries or, tragically, even death.
If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury due to a preventable blood clot, or if you have lost a loved one because a medical professional failed to diagnose and treat a blood clot in a timely manner, our St. George medical malpractice attorneys can help. At the law firm of Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf. Contact the personal injury lawyers of our law firm serving St. George and surrounding areas today to schedule your case evaluation.
What Are Blood Clots?
Blood clots are collections of coagulated blood that can form anywhere in the circulatory system, usually as the result of a lack of oxygen in the blood. Blood clots are often experienced by patients who are unable to move on their own or who are forced to lie in bed for extended periods. They also commonly form during the period immediately following surgery and as a result of serious injuries in the leg or hip region. Doctors and other medical personnel should be aware of these common situations that can result in blood clots and take adequate preventive measures. When blood clots do occur, timing is of the essence. The longer a blood clot goes undiagnosed, the more likely it is to do harm to the patient.
Blood Clot Injuries
Cases stemming from all types of cases are routinely handled by our medical malpractice attorneys in St. George. Blood clots, if left untreated or not treated in a timely manner, can result in:
- Heart attack
- Organ damage
In most cases handled by our attorneys in St. George, medical negligence settlements are reached before a case can proceed to trial; however, if it is in the best interests of our clients, we will aggressively try a case to verdict. If you have lost a member of your family due to medical negligence, we have extensive experience handling wrongful death cases, and will treat you with compassion while fighting for the compensation to which you are entitled, including funeral costs and other losses and expenses.
Medical professionals who jeopardize the health and well-being of their patients through negligent or deliberately wrongful behavior should be made to answer for their actions. Our St. George area personal injury attorneys would be pleased to fight for your rights if you or someone you love has suffered as a result of medical malpractice. Contact our practice for a case evaluation.
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