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By Jim Adler April 11, 2016

You may think blood clots are an ailment of older Americans. But though blood clots are unusual in younger people, a blood clot or pulmonary embolism (a clot in the lung) can arise in seemingly healthy people in their 20s, 30s, or 40s.

Causes of Blood Clots

Some causes of blood clots are not age-related. Rather, people can get blood clots due to certain factors regardless of their age. Being young in itself is no guaranteed protection against blood clots. You also should be aware that according to the National Blood Clot Alliance, physicians sometimes fail to diagnose blood clots in young, seemingly healthy patients because conditions like blood clots, pulmonary embolisms, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are so rare in younger people. In fact, blood clots can arise even in vigorous young athletes, but physicians may misinterpret blood clot symptoms such as leg pain as being a charley horse, shin splints, or a muscle tear when, in fact, a blood clot is arising. Causes of such blood clots, the NBCA says, can include:
  • Traveling lengthy distances by car, bus, or airplane
  • Family history of pulmonary embolism or DVT
  • Significant trauma or injury
  • Broken bone or major surgery
  • Dehydration
  • Use of birth control pills
  • A narrowing or absence of the inferior vena cava
How serious are DVT blood clots? Around 100,000 Americans die from them every year out of a total of up to 600,000 cases.

Blood Clot Treatment

A young person’s blood clot treatment may be the same or similar to that for older Americans. In some cases, “clot-busting” medications or anticoagulant (blood-thinner) drugs are prescribed to solve the problem. In other cases, a tiny device known as an IVC (inferior vena cava) filter is implanted to capture blood clots, after which it is surgically removed. But a major problem with such retrievable IVC filters is that many are impossible to remove. They may break into tiny pieces, which then become embedded in body parts such as the heart or lungs, causing serious injury or even death. They also may migrate to other parts of the body.

IVC Filter Lawsuits and You

Increasingly, patients who have had these devices implanted are turning to an IVC filter lawyer for help after suffering from devastating complications. Victims of these defective medical devices and their families are fighting back with IVC filter lawsuits against manufacturers that are reaping millions of dollars in profits off of these devices while innocent American suffer. To size up your chances for a successful IVC filter injury lawsuit, notify an experienced lawyer with the law firm of Jim Adler & Associates today. You could be legally due significant economic recovery through an IVC filter lawsuit for your medical costs, lost salary, and pain and suffering. An IVC filter lawsuit can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact an IVC filter attorney with our firm today for your free, no-obligation case review. Young or old, you need to know what legal options you have after an IVC filter injury, and one of our experienced attorneys can evaluate your IVC filter claim to help you decide what action you should take.  
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Erick Becker
Erick Becker
01:20 06 May 17
I am a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff Office and while working one night, a drunk driver crossed the center stripe on the highway and struck my patrol vehicle head on with his pick up truck. Needless to say we (the drunk driver and I) were both lucky to survive, as the accident occurred at highway speeds. Following my release from the hospital, I knew that I would need to have someone represent me. My employer was happy to represent me in regards to prosecuting the driver for criminal charges but, can do little in respect to the recovery of financial losses for medical bills, pain and discomfort, time lost from work etc... This is how my relationship with Jim Adler and Associates began. Yep, you probably guessed correctly when you think of what made me choose the "Texas Hammer" to represent me. Those half obnoxious, half way entertaining commercials and radio announcements most Texans have been seeing and hearing on the TV and radio for years instantly came to mind. Yes, I wanted to "hammer" this S.O.B. for trying to kill me but, more importantly I was worried about the costs associated with the life long injuries I had sustained as a result of this drunk driver's negligent behavior. I contacted Jim Adler and Associates and so began our relationship. I was immediately surprised by the prompt attention and the expression of genuine concern for my well being that I received from the employees of Jim Adler's office. Now as you can imagine, lawyers are not a breed that is held in very high regard by people in my profession but, my experiences with Jim Adler's office and his employees have forced me to amend my way of thinking, at least on the civil side of the house anyway. I have to chuckle when I say that because my experience as a client of Jim Adler's firm has been exceptionally pleasant. So before I venture down one of the stereotypical and infinite number of rabbit holes associated with the relationship between members of law enforcement and lawyers; I will do my best to stay focused on my experience with Jim Adler & Associates. Upon being informed that my case had been accepted by Jim Adler's office; I was contacted by Iris Sanchez who informed me that she was to be my case manager and any questions, comments and concerns could be directed to her. I was pleasantly surprised to receive regular calls from Iris assisting with my medical appointments and future follow up appointments. Iris had informed me that Jim Adler's son, Bill Adler would be handling my case and I was even more surprised to receive several calls from Bill to discuss my case. Now you might be thinking "what's the big deal" with the person who is representing you contacting you? In reality, you are correct in that it isn't a big deal but, what is noteworthy and what separates Jim Adler's Office from the multitude of other lawyers is the genuine expressions of concern and the desire Bill Adler conveyed to me to do their best to help me. I felt an immediate connection and instantly realized I had made the correct choice in contacting Jim Adler & Associates to handle my case. One thing I think lawyers and police officers can agree on is the proverbial wheels of justice turn very slowly. Months go by and our professional relationship is never neglected. Through the unwavering attention of Iris Sanchez and Bill Adler himself, I never felt "out of the loop" so to speak and always had a clear understanding of where my case was at in regards to the legal process. In conclusion, I know my brief description of my experiences with Bill Adler and, his assistant Iris Sanchez, cannot provide the credit they deserve. Together they have done an outstanding job representing their firm/employer. If you are seeking a great firm to represent your legal interests and, take comfort in establishing a professional relationship that feels more like a friendship than a casual business acquaintance, then I highly suggest Jim Adler & Associates.
Tierra Clark
Tierra Clark
18:52 19 May 17
My lawyer Bill Adler and case manager Iris Sanchez are amazing! They constantly call and check on you . They keep you up to date through the process. They care about you as a person and not just a client. The wreck was a life changing experience that I've never been through before. I'm just glad I had the right people like Bill Adler and Iris Sanchez to help me through it. Truly satisfied.Thanks and God bless y'all!
Lorenzo Preston
Lorenzo Preston
17:23 26 Jan 17
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Tori Barroga
Tori Barroga
14:17 11 May 17
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Bernard Orozco
Bernard Orozco
17:16 23 Feb 17
I am very happy with Jim Adler & Associates. I did not know anyone who has ever used the Law Firm before. The staff is very friendly and treated me as if I were family. At times it got very stressful being without a job. They helped me when I was confused about the process. Mrs. Theresa Rodriguez stayed in contact with me constantly. Checking on me to see how I was doing and to let me know how things were going on there end. The Attorneys that handled my case know exactly what they are doing to take good care of me. Thank You so much Attorney's Mr.Michael Gomez and Mr.Trey Smith.
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