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DVT May Result in Death If Left Untreated

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Complications from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affect approximately one hundred thousand people each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the vein.  Most commonly, this occurs in the lower extremities of the body, such as the legs. DVT can be easily prevented and when diagnosed in a timely manner, it may have less severe consequences.  However, if left untreated, DVT may have serious effects on a patient, which include death.  

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Medical Errors Can Result In a Patient Falling into a Coma

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In the United States, there are more than one million people that fall into a coma each year.  A coma is a medical condition where a person is unconscious.  The duration of a coma varies between patients. However, when a coma lasts longer than a few weeks, it is likely that the patient will not recover and may remain in this vegetative state.  While a coma may occur as a result of an unexpected accident or terminal illness, it may also occur as a result of medical negligence.  

 

Common errors that may result in a patient falling into a coma include the following:

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