Mesothelioma and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
A person suffering from mesothelioma may experience a variety of symptoms and complications that can pose a severe threat to their health. In particular, this form of cancer can lead to a condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation. This occurs when the normal blood clotting process in the body is altered by smaller blood clots floating in the blood vessels. Unfortunately, this complication can be life-threatening.
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Affected Blood Vessels
Disseminated intravascular coagulation at first causes abnormal clotting in blood vessels around the body, but as the clotting factor supply is exhausted, it can lead to internal bleeding. This bleeding can occur without significant warning, causing the affected individual to fall into sudden outbreaks of bleeding and feeling ill. The following body areas may be affected by this type of bleeding:
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Respiratory system
- Areas of the skin opened for blood samples or injections
Without proper treatment, this bleeding can lead to organ failure. Additionally, the small blood clots can ruin the natural circulation of blood to the organs. This can lead to a loss of oxygen in those organs, causing dysfunction and failure.
If you have suffered because of asbestos exposure, there may be legal action available. Symptoms and complications tied to mesothelioma can be very dangerous to a person’s health, as this cancer is particularly lethal. Additionally, treatment expenses can prove troublesome for sufferers. To learn more about your legal options, contact us today by filling out the contact form at the top of this page.