Because blood circulates throughout the entire body, a blood clot, infection, or other serious blood disorder can be exceedingly dangerous. An infection in one part of the body, for example, can overwhelm the white blood cells, as in the case of sepsis, and infect the entire bloodstream, putting every organ in the body at risk. Or if a blood clot breaks loose from a vein in the lower legs and travels upwards to the heart or lungs, immediate death can result.
Types of Blood Disorders
Doctors and surgeons must be diligent in recognizing the signs and symptoms of dangerous blood disorders and acting quickly and appropriately to treat them.
Filing a Lawsuit
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious or life-threatening blood disorder as the result of a medical error or negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
If you plan on filing a 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 attorney today to learn more about your legal rights.