Home / Blog / Medical Malpractice / Is air embolism dangerous?

Is air embolism dangerous?

Posted on May 14, 2015 11:48 am under Medical Malpractice

When air forms inside an artery or vein, it may block the passage of blood, causing a shortage of oxygen and nutrient supply across different organs in the body. This condition is called air embolism, which could result from many different factors, including medical malpractice.

Air embolism may result in a host of adverse health conditions that can be serious, if not life-threatening. Among them are the following:

  • Multiple organ damage due to lack of oxygen
  • Convulsions
  • Extremely low blood pressure, or shock
  • Paralysis
  • Heart attack
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke

An invasive procedure done incorrectly, an erroneous blood transfusion, or the negligent administration of IV medicine may all increase the risk of air embolism. If negligent medical care has been the cause of your medical condition, you might be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. Speak with our team of Madison-based medical malpractice attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 to learn if we might be able to represent you in your fight for justice and compensation.