Deep Vein Thrombosis (also known as DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the legs, pelvis or arms. This can result in blood cells blocking the vein entirely or breaking off and flowing to a vital artery. This poses a serious danger since the blockage of vital arteries can restrict blood flow to the heart, lungs or brain. As a result an individual could suffer a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism or sudden death.
Deep vein thrombosis is the primary cause of pulmonary embolisms, which can be fatal. Another serious long-term complication which could result from DVT is postthrombotic syndrome. This condition causes pain, swelling, discoloration and leg sores.
SYMPTOMS OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS
Deep vein thrombosis symptoms may be subtle or completely non-existent. If symptoms are present, they usually are limited to tenderness, pain or swelling. Often these symptoms go unnoticed until the clot breaks loose.
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS CAUSES
Some of the causes of deep vein thrombosis include:
- sitting for long periods of time (such as on long flights)
- medication side effects which increase risk of blood clots
DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS SIDE EFFECTS
Several defective medical products could increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) including:
- Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pills
- Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
- Nuva Ring Contraceptive Ring
FREE CLAIM EVALUATIONS
The product liability lawyers of Saiontz and Kirk are investigating legal claims for individuals who have been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis as a result of defective medications or medical products. If you, a friend or family member have suffered a blood clot or DVT, which you believe may have been caused by a dangerous medical product, request a free consultation and claim evaluation to determine if you may have a potential claim.