Blood Thinner Malpractice Attorney Philadelphia | Blood Thinner Lawsuits
The complications from a medication can be scary. If you think that you or a loved one was harmed because a doctor used or prescribed a blood thinner, contact blood thinner malpractice attorney in Philadelphia from The Weitz Firm. He will investigate your case and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
Logo 267-587-6240
1528 Walnut Street,4th Floor,Philadelphia,, PA 19102

Blood Thinner Malpractice Attorney Philadelphia

They save lives when prescribed and used appropriately.

They kill people when they are not.

Blood thinners are a complicated type of medication that need 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 to blood thinners and that it was the fault of a medical professional, contact The Weitz Firm today. We will work to recover the compensation you deserve when you need a Philadelphia blood thinner malpractice attorney.

What They Do

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 are 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:

Antiplatelet Drugs

  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • Dipyridamole (Persantine)
  • Ticlopidine (Ticlid)

Anticoagulants

  • Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
  • Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
  • Heparin
  • Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
  • Apixaban (Elquis)
  • Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)

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.

What Happens Now

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 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:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income if you miss work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages

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.

Client Success

$15.1Million
Verdict in Topamax mass tort litigation for mothers of children who were born with cleft lip/palettes birth defects caused by undisclosed side effects of Topamax when taken during pregnancy.

See what our clients say

Eric was there for me every step of the way. When the jurors saw how much he cared, they cared too.
-Anthony P.