They save lives when prescribed and used appropriately.
They kill people when they are not.
Blood thinners are a complicated type of medication that needs to be carefully considered by a trained physician before being used or prescribed. They are powerful and the side effects of misuse can be deadly.
As with any medication, blood thinners come with benefits and risks. If you believe you or a loved one have been harmed by the use of blood thinners and that it was the fault of a medical professional, contact The Weitz Firm, LLC today. We will work to recover the compensation you deserve when you need a Philadelphia blood thinner malpractice attorney.
There are between 2 to 3 million people on blood thinners in the US. An article on Healthday really gives us a good idea of how beneficial and how dangerous blood thinner medications can be.
First, we know that blood thinner is used to treat and prevent a variety of medical issues by preventing blood clots. This includes reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke, both for those who have already had one or who are at high risk of having them. Blood thinners also help those who are at risk of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolisms, and other medical conditions.
You may have heard of the following types:
If a doctor fails to obtain a full medical history from their patient, they could prescribe blood thinners to someone it may really harm. Doctors also need to be aware of all medications someone is on, as many of the ones listed above react negatively or lose effectiveness when combined with other medications.
When someone has blood thinners in their system, they are at increased risk of internal bleeding after an injury. For patients at low risk of certain diseased blood thinner are prescribed for, doctors should avoid prescribing them.
In a hospital setting and before prescribing blood thinners, doctors should make sure they get the dosage correct. These medications have a low margin of error and can cause major harm if a person takes too much.
Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US. Consider that fact if you or a loved one are given blood thinners and develop complications.
We know that complications from a medication can be scary. If you think that you or a loved one were harmed because a doctor used or prescribed a blood thinner, consider contacting The Weitz Firm, LLC today. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate your case and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. We want to help recover money for the following:
When you need a blood thinner malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.