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Most often, patients taking blood-thinning drugs like Coumadin, Heparin
and Lovenox know that the risk of excessive blood loss is present and
take precautions. Unfortunately, medical care providers don't always
match patients' diligence and injuries and wrongful death can occur.
Blood loss and clots resulting from blood-thinning drugs like Coumadin,
Heparin and Lovenox usually occur in one of three ways:
- Health care professionals stop monitoring a patient's international
normalized ratio (INR) prematurely, resulting in too-thin blood, excessive
bleeding, cardiac arrhythmia or a blood clot.
- Medical care professionals fail to adjust drug intake and INR levels prior
to surgery, resulting in excessive bleeding during an operation.
- The patient suffers trauma (like car accident injuries) and experiences
excessive and harmful loss of blood due to too-thin blood. Or, a physician
fails to adjust medication levels following an injury.
If you were put on a blood-thinning medication and subsequently experienced
a serious blood loss or blood clot injury, it is possible that medical
negligence lead to your injuries. For a no-charge consultation regarding
a potential claim, contact our firm.
For experienced medication error legal help in New York,
contact the New York medical malpractice lawyers of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold,
McCartney & Giuffra LLP.
Blood-thinning drugs affect each patient differently and health care professionals
need to provide attentive care to ensure proper medication levels. At
Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP, we have handled
hundreds of medical malpractice cases and have recovered numerous seven-figure
awards and even awards approaching eight figures. Contact our conveniently
located Midtown Manhattan office for more information regarding our firm
and your legal rights.
If you face a medical malpractice legal problem in New York, contact Rheingold,
Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP. We offer free initial consultations
and work on a contingency fee basis. To contact a New York medical malpractice
attorney, call today.