Medical Malpractice and DVT Can Cause Serious Medical Injuries
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a very serious medical condition that, if not properly treated, can be considered medical malpractice and be life-threatening. DVT happens when blood clots form in deep veins, typically the legs, and cause swelling and pain. According to the Mayo Clinic, DVT can occur if someone has a condition that affects how the blood clots, or if there is a prolonged period of non-movement, such as after surgery, after an accident, or if you or a loved one is confined to a bed in a hospital or nursing home facility.
One of the reasons DVT is such a serious condition is because the blood clot can break away from deep in the leg and make its way to the lungs. If it reaches the lungs, this clot can affect the body’s ability to get oxygen through the blood and can even cause death. The blockage of blood flow in the lungs is called pulmonary embolism.
When is DVT Medical Malpractice?
There are some circumstances where the onset of DVT is considered medical malpractice.
– Failure to monitor a patient’s blood post surgery and clots develop that cause a lasting injury.
– Improperly prescribing the appropriate medication or dose of blood thinner.
– Failure to properly monitor the blood of patients who are confined to a bed with little movement.
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