Pulmonary Embolism Lawyers Reviewing Cases Nationwide
Side effects of several medications could increase the risk of a pulmonary embolism. In some cases inadequate warnings were provided.
A pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of an artery which brings blood into the lungs. Typically, this blood clot does not form in the lung artery, but somewhere else in the body. If a clot breaks off it can travel through the blood stream and get lodged near the lung causing a pulmonary embolism.
The pulmonary artery is the main intake valve of blood into the lungs. If this artery is blocked, the lung begins to suffocate, lacking oxygen rich blood that is required. The lungs are the main organ in the respiratory system, and when they are shut down or hindered in any way, the body suffers from a lack of oxygen.
SYMPTOMS OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM
Pulmonary embolism symptoms could include:
- chest pain (similar to that of a heart attack)
- difficulty breathing
- increased sweating
- anxiety or increased heart rate
- coughing which produces blood
CAUSES OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM
The primary cause of a pulmonary embolism is deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Deep vein thrombosis is a large clot that forms in the legs or the arms. If these blood clots break loose, they can travel through the blood stream to the lungs. 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
PULMONARY EMBOLISM MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS
Several medical products could increase the risk of pulmonary embolism from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) including:
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy
- NuvaRing Vaginal Ring
- Yaz and Yasmin Birth Control Pills
- Ortho Evra Birth Control Patch
- Vioxx, Bextra, Celebrex and Other Drugs
FREE CLAIM EVALUATIONS
The product liability lawyers of Saiontz and Kirk are investigating legal claims for individuals who have suffered a pulmonary embolism as a result of a defective medication. If you, a friend or family member have suffered a blood clot or pulmonary embolism, 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.