Excessive Bleeding

Excessive bleeding following surgery is a possible risk of any surgical procedure. However, when a doctor or other medical professional fails to provide an acceptable standard of care and contributes to, or directly causes, the bleeding, he or she may be guilty of medical malpractice.

Causes of Excessive Bleeding

There are several causes of excessive bleeding. Some of these causes include:

  • Personal injury
  • Drug side effect
  • Hemorrhage
  • Cancer
  • Scurvy
  • Leukemia
  • Certain medications
  • Physical trauma
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Liver disease

Symptoms of Excessive Bleeding

Some common symptoms of excessive bleeding include:

  • Bruising
  • Blood in urine
  • Bloody stool
  • Nosebleeds
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bleeding gums
  • Rectal bleeding

Excessive Bleeding Lawyer

If a doctor punctures an artery or organ during a routine procedure, makes a medication mistake involving blood thinners or other combinations of drugs that could affect blood clotting, or fails to do a thorough history on the patient prior to surgery to uncover possible risk factors, he or she may cause a dangerous and possibly fatal medical emergency.

Patients who have experienced excessive bleeding or other type of blood disorder following a surgical procedure or from a defective drug may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. 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. Call a lawyer today!

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