Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys handle medical negligence lawsuits involving the failure to diagnose and treat a blood clot. Many patients have diseases or conditions that can cause excessive blood clotting, also referred to as hypercoagulation. The failure to give an anticoagulant drug to a patient can be a basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Doctors and hospitals must be keenly aware of a patient who is more likely to develop a blood clot. When a patient is at high risk for a blood clot, the medical providers must administer a drug to “bust” the clot or prevent it from developing in the first place. This is especially true for a patient who is scheduled to undergo a surgery or procedure or a patient who is recovering from surgery. Both of these instances present concerns for blood clots causing injury or death to the patient.
Risks Associated With Failure to Give Medication
Many diseases and conditions can cause blood clots, or hypercoagulation. Conditions that cause excessive blood clotting in the heart and brain include:
- Heart failure
- Overweight and obesity
- Atrial fibrillation
- Metabolic syndrome
Types Of Anticoagulant Drug Medications
Doctors use anticoagulants, commonly called blood thinners, to treat blood clots. These drugs slow the time it takes for blood to clot and also prevent growth of a clot. Therefore, anticoagulants prevent further clotting in most patients. The most common blood thinners used today are heparin, low molecular weight heparin, and warfarin.
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 or harm. Patients can even die from excessive bleeding caused by blood thinning drugs.
Failure to Give Anticoagulant Drug Lawsuits
There are often situations in which a blood clot can be prevented. In other situations, a blood clot must be recognized and treated before the patient suffers significant harm or death. These situations may give rise to a blood clot medical malpractice case if the patient suffers injury or death to the failure to prevent or treat the condition. If a patient dies as a result, this warrants the filing of a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
Compensation In Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuit settlements include compensation paid for both economic and non-economic losses. Non-economic claims include payment for the pain and suffering caused by the medical negligence.
Compensation is also owed to the family for ecomonic losses caused by the medical negligence. These include loss of earnings, loss of financial support and loss of work benefits (health insurance, pension). These claims all will contribute to the final settlement amount of the lawsuit.
No Fees Unless You Win A Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to get you a settlement. We also pay all case costs and expenses. If you case is unsuccessful for any reason whatsoever, you will owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.
Contact Our Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice at a hospital or by a physician, it is important you contact our law firm today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and start working on your case immediately.