Bleeding Complications From Coumadin
Coumadin (warfarin sodium) is a blood-thinning agent that is prescribed to people to prevent blood clots and strokes or pulmonary embolisms, which can result as a consequence. One of the difficulties with Coumadin is establishing the proper INR number. If a doctor fails to prescribe an appropriate amount of Coumadin, the patient may have an INR number that is unhealthy and can result in injuries:
- Too high an INR can allow a person to bleed to death due to failure of the blood to clot
- Too low an INR number can allow a clot stroke or embolism to occur
A healthy person’s INR number is one; for a patient on Coumadin, an INR between two and three is appropriate. Various factors can affect a patient’s INR number. A physician needs to take those issues into account to avoid injury or death.
Surgery And Coumadin
One major issue with Coumadin is how it is handled during surgery. Doctors suggest bridge therapy in advance of surgical procedures. A patient on anti-coagulation needs to be managed in preparation for the surgery as well as during it and in post-surgical care. Errors made in relation to a surgery can cause serious injury or death.
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At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, our attorneys have more than 150 years of combined personal injury experience. We understand the dangers Coumadin can present in daily life and in the heightened situation of a surgical procedure. Our depth of understanding of how Coumadin can complicate health issues and surgery allows us to clearly identify errors in judgment and deviations from standard medical procedures.
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Contact The Columbus Bleeding Complications Attorneys Of Colley Shroyer & Abraham
If you or a loved one was harmed by the inappropriate use of Coumadin, the attorneys of Colley Shroyer & Abraham can help you craft a strong case that can create accountability. For a free initial consultation, call 614-678-5072, toll-free at 877-450-2697 or simply contact us online.
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