Peripheral Vascular Disease

on Jun 9, 2020

When most people think of vascular disease, they generally think of coronary artery blockages and heart attacks. Perhaps it’s not heart disease but strokes that come to mind. Certainly, both of these conditions are dangerous diseases with serious consequences, but there are other diseases of the vascular system that can result in dangerous outcomes. One of these is peripheral vascular disease.

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Peripheral vascular disease is a progressive disorder that causes narrowing or blockage to blood vessels outside of the chest. This can include the arteries to the brain and organs, but the legs and feet are most commonly affected. Complications of peripheral vascular disease can be severe and can include chronic pain, restricted mobility and even the loss of a limb and the need for amputation.

Litigation for such cases often revolves around the attempts to repair the effects of this disease and to restore blood flow to the affected regions. Regretfully, such procedures are not without risks. Attempts at revascularization can include intravascular procedures where catheters are advanced into the regions of stenosis from within the artery allowing balloons to be inflated to restore a channel for blood flow. If this is not an option, open surgery can be attempted with the placement of bypass grafts allowing flow to be redirected around the regions of blockage.

Whatever the specific issues involved in your case, Trial Exhibits understands that an effective presentation begins with a clear orientation to the anatomy involved. Only after the anatomy is clear can the jury fully understand the dangers of the pathology and the risks of surgery.

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