Yes, you may be able to sue the hospital for not giving an anticoagulant drug to a patient with a blood clot. Physicians are to be properly trained to recognize when a patient has a blood clot and needs treatment before the patient suffers significant harm or death. This treatment can include giving a patient who has a blood clot an anticoagulant drug. Therefore, when a patient has a blood clot, and the hospital fails to diagnose or treat the blood clot and/or fails to not give the patient an anticoagulant drug and as a result the patient suffers serious injury the hospital is considered to be negligent and performed medical malpractice. In this situation, the patient and his or her family may be able to sue the hospital.
Physicians must also carefully monitor a patient who has been given an anticoagulant drug. A patient can suffer from excessive bleeding from this type of medication which can cause serious injury, harm, or even death. In this type of situation, the patient and his or her family may also be able to sue the hospital and file a medical malpractice lawsuit. If a patient dies due to the hospital’s negligence, a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit may be able to be pursued.
For more information about whether or not you are able to sue the hospital for failure to give an anticoagulant drug to a patient, call our award winning experience Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your case with you and explain what legal recourse is available to you. Our Michigan lawyers have significant experience in these types of cases and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured patient clients. Call today for your free, no obligation consultation and learn your legal rights!