Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney Discusses What You Should Know When Taking Coumadin
If you’re a patient who’s been prescribed Coumadin then your physician should be monitoring what’s called your INR which is the International Ratio, and it’s a measure of the thinness of your blood. Under normal circumstances patient’s INR without Coumadin should be 1, if you have a mechanical heart valve then the target for your INR on Coumadin should be around 2.5 so your blood is more thin and less likely to formulate clots. Your provider should always be monitoring your INR by laboratory blood test on a regular basis, if that’s not happening and you suffer an injury from either your blood being too thin and bleeding out or formation of a clot, you should contact someone to evaluate a potential claim.
If you think you have suffered a serious injury from taking coumadin, contact our experienced Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys to fight for you and your family.