Blood clots occur when blood platelets plug injured blood vessels to prevent blood loss. Typically, blood clots are beneficial and not dangerous. If blood clots form in arteries or veins, however, they can obstruct the normal blood flow, causing serious and sometimes fatal results.

Signs and symptoms that indicate a possible blood clot include:

  • Swelling in the arms or legs
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Arm or leg discoloration
  • Shortness of breath

Blood clots are serious side effects of many prescription medications, including:

If you or a loved developed blood clots while using prescription medications, please contact one of our blood clot attorneys. Our experienced drug injury lawyers are available to assess your legal rights and provide you with a free case evaluation.

Published November 17, 2011 by