According to reports released by the CDC, the exact number of people who affected by deep vein thrombosis is still unknown. However, it is estimated that as many as 900,000 people could be affected by DVT each year in the United States.
This means that 1 to 2 per 1,000 people could suffer from DVT in the country. It is also estimated that 60,000 to 100,000 people in the US die of this condition each year.
Common Questions about DVT and Medical Malpractice
Here is a look at some of the most common questions asked by people in New York and other places about deep vein thrombosis and the legal options available for malpractice cases:
Q1: What exactly is deep vein thrombosis, or DVT?
A: Deep vein thrombosis is a medical condition when a blood clot formation in the deep vein, generally in the lower extremities such as the legs. However, there are also cases where it occurs in the arm. The vein can be either completely or partially blocked.
Q2: How common is DVT and why is it a cause for concern?
A: Every year, thousands of people in America are diagnosed with DVT, or 1 in every 1,000 people, showing that it is a pretty common condition.
DVT is a serious cause for concern because it can cause a serious complication known as pulmonary embolism. Additionally, there can be long-term that occur with the leg. This is called post thrombotic syndrome.
Q3: What are the causes of DVT?
A: Blood normally flows through the veins smoothly without clotting. When the blood cells clump together, clots develop in the body. DVT clots can be formed by a combination of factors including:
- Decreased flow of blood through the veins: This makes it more likely for blood cells to stick together. When people are immobile, or do not move, for an extended period of time, a DVT can form. For example, being bed-bound after an accident, illness or surgery, long distance travel or any situation that lowers mobility can result in DVT.
- Damage to the lining of the blood vessel wall: This can cause blood cells to stick to the blood vessel wall’s lining in an attempt to repair it, e.g. after inflammation, trauma or surgical procedures.
- Changes in the blood clotting mechanism: This can be caused by some drug treatments, pregnancy as well as an inherited tendency to clot. This causes the blood cells to become stickier.
Get Legal Expertise in New York for DVT Malpractice
If you or a loved one in New York has been affected by DVT due to your doctor’s negligence, you should immediately seek the expertise of the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falloff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.
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