Tampa Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains Coumadin
Coumadin or Warfarin is an anticoagulant. It keeps your blood from clotting and there are many reasons for a patient to receive Coumadin. For example, if you have an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation blood can pool in the upper chamber of the heart and cause a clot so you may need to be on Coumadin. There are also patients who have artificial or mechanical heart valves, those valves can cause clots to form so you should be on Coumadin. Coumadin if prescribed should be closely monitored while you’re ramping up to a therapeutic level and maintaining that therapeutic level.
If your provider does not monitor your Coumadin level and you suffer an injury as a result of either your blood being too thin and bleeding or form a clot, then you should contact someone to evaluate your potential claim.