Blood clots form when blood cells joint together or coagulate. Blood clots can form anywhere in your circulatory system. Depending upon the location of the clots, they can block blood flow to vital parts of your body including your heart and brain and can cause serous conditions which can result in heart attacks and strokes.
Blood clots are caused by a lack of oxygen in the blood. This condition generally results from inactivity or prolonged bed rest. When blood clots restrict the flow of blood they can create a condition known as ischemia which can result in a permanent injury or death.
A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of an artery to the lungs. Blood clots in the veins of the legs, hip or pelvis often times cause this condition. People who have suffered leg injuries or who have surgery are at increased risk. It is therefore vitally important that a blood clot be diagnosed and properly treated as soon as possible. Emergency room doctors, nurses and other medical professionals can often prevent either a blood clot or their devastating effects if they act promptly and provide the proper treatment.
There are a great number of conditions that could result from a blood clot which could include:
– Heart attack
– Permanent organ damage
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or if a death resulted from medical complications associated with a blood clot you should contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyer immediately.