Medical Mistakes: Air Bubbles

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Oxygen is present in blood and many other tissues. However, air bubbles inside sensitive tissue may obstruct blood flow and cause serious medical complications.

The most common way for bubbles to form is through an improper suture following the removal of a chest tube. Air bubbles can be sucked into the wounded area and cut off essential blood flow to the kidneys, brain, and lungs. If the hospital staff does not mitigate this problem quickly, the effects may be grave. It is important to note that inaction on behalf of medical professionals may give you grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the medical facility.

If you suspect that your medical complications were caused by a doctor’s carelessness, consult a lawyer as soon as possible. New Yorkers in need of legal advice regarding medical malpractice should call the Law Office of Pegalis & Erickson at (516) 684-2900. We offer free consultations to first time clients and can help you understand the strength of your claim. Schedule an appointment today to learn about all possible legal options.

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