Anticoagulants, commonly referred to as blood thinners, are prescribed by doctors for a number of reasons and they work to slow the blood’s natural clotting process. They are used for people who have had a heart attack or stroke or on those who are at serious risk of them. They also work for patients experiencing or who are at risk of pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, or other conditions.
You may have heard some of the names of these medications: Xarelto, Pradaxa, Coumadin, Heparin, Eliquis, Warfarin, etc.
While these medications do service a purpose and save lives when prescribed appropriately, what happens when someone who should not be taking them is asked to by their doctor?
What happens if a doctor prescribes the wrong dosage?
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These medications are good at what they do, which is why they are so dangerous. When you are on these medications, even the slightest injury can cause you trouble.
Because, these medications work to prevent blood from clotting. If you get injured, it will be harder for your body to stop the bleeding. While this may just be an inconvenience with things like shaving, think about how serious it can be for a person who gets into a vehicle accident.
What if there is a head injury? Where maybe someone not on these medications would simply have a concussion, a person on blood thinners may experience severe brain swelling that causes brain damage.
How could a doctor be to blame?
There are around 2 to 3 million people in the US on blood thinners, so the chance of errors is high.
We know you put your trust in healthcare professionals. When they prescribed blood thinner medications to you or your loved one, you thought everything would be okay. Instead, the medical situation got worse.
If you suspect that the blood pressure medication a doctor prescribed caused you or a loved one harm or even caused a fatality, keep all medical records. Bring your case to The Weitz Firm. We will put our decades of experience behind you so you can get the compensation you deserve. When you need a blood thinner malpractice attorney in Norristown, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.