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How to tell if you have a pulmonary embolism

Posted on March 22nd, 2011 No Comments

Pulmonary embolisms have been in the news recently after tennis star, Serena Williams, suffered from one and had to be hospitalized. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the arteries of the lung. They usually begin in the leg in travel up to the lung.

Experts have said that blood clots can occur when a person is on bed rest for some time or if they are traveling long distances and sitting in cramped positions. Inactivity like this can lead to blood clots in the leg, or deep vein thrombosis.

A pulmonary embolism occurs when the blood clot breaks free from the leg and travels to the lungs. This is very dangerous because the victim can no longer breath. Nearly 100,000 cases of it occur each year. Symptoms of this include shortness of breathe, excessive sweating, light-headedness, and clammy skin.

Women have also come forward claiming that the use of Yasmin and Yaz birth control pills have caused them to develop this condition. If you or a loved one has been experienced this, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you receive the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Yaz pulmonary embolism lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-761-3187 today.

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