The drugs Coumadin and Heparin are anticoagulants that are effective in preventing blood clotting problems, such as strokes and embolisms. If used properly, these powerful drugs can save lives. If used improperly, however, they can cause catastrophic injury and wrongful death.
At The Becker Law Firm, we have significant experience handling medical negligence cases involving the misuse of Coumadin, Heparin, and other prescription drugs. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to medical malpractice, our attorneys are here to protect your right to compensation.
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The Dangers of Coumadin
Coumadin is a difficult drug to manage because its therapeutic/toxic ratio is very small. For this reason, patients must be carefully monitored while receiving this drug.
When a doctor administers too much Coumadin, it thins the blood too much, leaving the patient vulnerable to internal bleeding, bleeding brain injuries, and other serious medical setbacks. When a doctor does not administer enough Coumadin, the patient is not protected from the problems the drug was intended to prevent, whether it is a dangerous blood clot or pulmonary embolism.
Every patient reacts differently to Coumadin. A doctor must carefully review a patient’s medical record to determine if the patient will have a harmful reaction to an anticoagulant drug.
Misuse of Heparin
Heparin is a blood-thinning drug that has been linked to serious allergic reactions and wrongful death. In 2008, Baxter International, Inc., the manufacturer of the drug, issued a recall of Heparin due to contaminated batches that were manufactured in China.
Exposure to contaminated Heparin can cause serious injuries such as organ failure, decreased blood pressure, nausea, shortness of breath, and headaches. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the use of Heparin or Coumadin, our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers are here to help you seek just compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Contact The Becker Law Firm online or at (440) 252-4399 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.