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Why do medication errors happen?

As a patient, you probably expect your physician and other medical professionals responsible for your health to provide you with proper care. Sadly, patients may find themselves hurt or even lose their lives as a result of a medical professional's negligent behavior and carelessness. In Albuquerque, and other cities in New Mexico, some people suffer due to medication errors. If you are worried about a medication error or believe that you have suffered due to the incorrect prescription of medication, you should immediately go over your rights as a patient.

The prevention of pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism, a complication of the condition of deep vein thrombosis, results from a blood clot forming in one part of the body and then traveling in the blood stream to a lung, blocking a lung artery. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institutes of Health, the blood clot often starts in a leg before making its dangerous journey to the lung. As many New Mexico residents have experienced, the results can be devastating. There may be damage to the lung due to lack of blood flow, as well as to other organs in the body due to shortage of oxygen.

What an ischemic stroke does to the brain

When a person in New Mexico has an ischemic stroke, immediate medical attention is essential to prevent permanent damage. The longer a person goes without help, the more the brain will be affected. According to WebMD, stroke is caused by a blockage of the blood supply to the brain, often due to a blood clot. Because the blood carries life-sustaining oxygen, cells sustain damage four minutes or so after the artery becomes blocked, and they may then begin to die. As a result, about half of stroke survivors suffer disabilities that last at least six months after the event.

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