Suffering from a slip and fall accident can be very dangerous, and the injuries resulting from it can be deadly. Sadly, the initial injuries are not the only dangers that are involved. A slip and fall victim may develop blood clots while trying to heal from her initial injuries.
Blood clots can be as deadly as—if not more deadly than—the initial injuries of the slip and fall accident. Because of this it is important to recognize the signs of a blood clot, such as swelling, pain, warmth or fatigue. It is also important to be diagnosed by your medical professional.
If have been diagnosed with blood clots, your doctor will want to begin treatment. Most likely, as a part of your treatment, you will be prescribed an anticoagulant medication, also known as a blood thinner. Some of the common types of anticoagulants used to treat blood clots are:
- Heparin. This form of blood thinner is very strong and fast-acting. It is typically administered through a needle in a vein but can also be given by injecting it under the skin. Its affects work almost instantly and is generally administered in a hospital setting.
- Low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWH). LMWH is actually very similar to heparin. This form of anticoagulant is not as strong and can be taken at home through self-injection.
- Warfarin. This anticoagulant is used as a long-term medication that is administered through pill form. It takes longer to take effect, usually five to seven days.
If you have sustained injury due to a slip and fall accident it is important to seek compensation for your damages. To discuss your legal options call 800-800-5678 today.