A frequent basis for medical malpractice lawsuits in Michigan are injuries and deaths caused by Deep Vein Thrombois (DVT) and Blood Clots. Many patients are predisposed to DVTs due to existing medical conditions and injuries, like hip fractures. Others develope the condition during surgical procedures or from other medical conditions. The failure to diagnose a DVT is often life threatening because a blood clot can form in a vein and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. This can lead to death. Other times, medical providers fail to account for a possible DVT by not prescribing necessary medications to prevent the condition, like Heparin. We recently added a Library Page to our website on Deep Vein Thrombosis Lawsuits to explain these cases to our visitors.