People with bleeding disorders are unable to manufacture specific proteins, called factors, which their bodies need to clot blood.
Types of Bleeding Disorders
There are several types of bleeding disorders. Some of the most common types of bleeding disorders include:
- von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
While hemophilia is the best known of the bleeding disorders, von Willebrand disease, is the most common.
When a person with a bleeding disorder experiences internal or external bleeding, he or she must receive prompt treatment to prevent serious injury or death.
Causes of Bleeding Disorders
Sometimes bleeding disorders can be present at birth and are caused by inherited disorders while others are developed during certain illnesses and treatments such as:
- Medical malpractice
- Failure to diagnose
- Drugs (Heparin, Aspirin, Warfarin, etc.)
- Personal injury
- Liver Disease
- Bone marrow problems
Some common symptoms of bleeding disorders include:
- Easy & excessive bleeding
- Nose bleeds
- Abnormal menstrual bleeding
- Excessive bruising
Filing a Lawsuit
Individuals suffering from bleeding disorders may be able to file a lawsuit to recover damages if it was a result of their doctor’s failure to diagnose or treat the bleeding disorder or someone else’s negligence.
If you plan on filing a bleeding disorder lawsuit, you should contact a lawyer immediately. Each state has a time limit, called a statute of limitations, restricting how long you have to file a claim. The time limit varies from state to state. If you wait too long you will not be able to take legal action. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights.