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Upper gastrointestinal bleeds (which may be related to a number of different illnesses) require especially careful treatment. These medical emergencies can lead to massive blood loss into the digestive system, causing damage related both to the loss of blood and the effect of blood in the digestive processes. There is a variety of treatment options employed to combat this potentially deadly problem, and it is the duty of a patient’s doctor to select the most reasonable one.
Assuming that a thorough diagnosis reveals the source of the bleed, it is the responsibility of the physician to provide a treatment that will not cause further harm to the patient. Although there are several treatment options available for this emergency, there are also matching considerations that may be linked to these options. The following need to be taken seriously by a health care provider if present:
Possible pharmaceutical complications
Bodily stress from invasive surgical options
Problems concerning chemical balances
Concurrent or pre-existing health concerns
In addition to a treatment option that directly addresses the bleeding, a healthcare professional must provide the patient with adequate care for the loss of blood already sustained. This may require intravenous solutions to restore nutrients or even introducing replacement blood.
You and your family deserve proper medical treatment. When it isn’t provided, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For more information regarding your rights as a patient, contact the Charleston medical malpractice attorneys of the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800 today.