Each year, more people pass away from blood clots than from motor vehicle accidents, AIDS, and breast cancer combined. Unfortunately, some of these deaths are preventable especially when physicians and medical staff practice the current standards of care.

Similar to heart attacks, treating blood clots is extremely time sensitive. If the right treatment is not provided as soon as possible, the patient can face serious health problems or even death. Doctors and members of a medical team must act quickly to diagnose and treat blood clots. When they fail to do so, patients’ lives are put at risk.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a blood clot that was not diagnosed or treated properly, the responsible party could be held accountable in court. Our Queens blood clot injury lawyers are available seven days a week to help families seek justice for their injuries. We work in conjunction with experienced medical advisors to help establish and prove the validity of a case in court. Our team successfully recovered $4 million for the negligent management of a disseminated intravascular coagulation disorder.

At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. we work hard to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. A skilled medical malpractice attorney could help families seek the compensation they deserve. We have the tools, resources, and knowledge available to help injured patients seek justice.

Common Causes of Blood Clots

Blood clots, also known as thrombosis, occur when blood changes from its liquid state to a coagulated state. Clots may occur in veins and arteries. This can be dangerous especially if it blocks the flow of blood to organs such as the lungs, brain, and heart. Common causes of coagulation include:

  • Surgery
  • Side effects of medication
  • Cancer and chemotherapy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Prolonged periods of immobility
  • Smoking
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Inherited disease
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Pregnancy

According to The National Blood Clot Alliance, an average of 274 people die daily from blood clots. An experienced blood clot attorney in Queens could help determine who may be responsible for a blood clot occurring and whether they behaved negligently.

Establishing Liability in a Coagulation Injury Claim

When an injury occurs, it may be difficult to determine who is directly responsible. Our Queens attorneys experienced in blood clot injuries and malpractice know that, at times, multiple parties can be named as defendants. This may include:

  • Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Nurses
  • Laboratory staff
  • Equipment manufacturers

In New York malpractice cases, more than one party can be found liable. Per New York Civil Practice Law & Rules §1601, joint and several liabilities can apply when a jury rules in favor of the plaintiff.

When several liabilities are applied, defendants are only required to pay the plaintiff their percentage of the damages. In cases of joint liability, each defendant is liable for the total award that the jury awards the plaintiff.

Potential Damages in Thrombosis Cases

Damages are defined as the losses or harm that the plaintiff has incurred as a result of their injury. In a suit, plaintiffs may be eligible to receive compensation. Individuals are able to recover economic damages such as past and future medical bills, lost wages, and legal expenses. Plaintiffs may also be able to recover non-economic damages. These can include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

The jury or judge in a case can determine what the types of damages a plaintiff may be eligible to recover. In New York, there are no caps or legal limits placed on the amount of damages a plaintiff can receive. A Queens blood clot lawyer can help assess and determine the amount of damages you may be able to recoup.

Contact Our Queens Blood Clot Injury Attorneys Today

Medical injuries are often disastrous to individuals and their family. Patients often endure physical, psychological, and financial stress due to a thrombosis injury.

A seasoned Queens blood clot injury lawyer could help with the stress that comes along with such an injury. At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., we use over 30 years of experience to help clients get justice and hold the responsible party liable. We could file a case on your behalf and guide you through the legal process. Reach out today for legal help.

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