Deep Vein Thrombosis
Prescription drugs are administered by doctors to help you feel better, but some drugs have horrible side effects that can put you in a worse condition instead. One serious consequence of dangerous drugs is the development of deep vein thrombosis, which occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein. Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition that should be treated by a doctor. Medical care is expensive, but an experienced dangerous drug attorney at the Goings Law Firm, LLC may be able to help.
Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis
When left untreated, deep vein thrombosis can cause serious complications such as a pulmonary embolism, which occurs when the blood clot travels through the body and becomes lodged in the lungs. Though in some cases there are no symptoms, recognizing the symptoms and having your doctor check for deep vein thrombosis can help you avoid life-threatening complications. The most common symptoms include:
- Warmness or redness of the skin, especially in the calf region where deep vein thrombosis is most commonly diagnosed.
- Swelling of the calf or other extremities
- Pain in the calf or other extremities
Doctors can perform a number of tests if they believe your symptoms could indicate deep vein thrombosis. Blood tests, ultrasounds, x-rays, and other image testing can locate a blood clot, which can then be treated with blood thinners or other necessary forms of treatment. Unfortunately, such treatments and tests can be very costly. Speaking with an attorney may help you recover financial losses.
Contact an Attorney
If you have suffered from deep vein thrombosis as the result of a dangerous drug, you may be eligible for compensation. To learn more, contact a dangerous drug attorney at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, by calling (803) 350-9230.