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Understanding peripheral arterial disease and its causes

Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 8:38 am by Williams Hart    

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a condition in which the blood vessels responsible in delivering oxygen-rich blood to the limbs are clogged or obstructed due to the accumulation of fatty deposits called plaque. Individuals suffering from PAD may experience numbness or pain in their limbs, particularly in their legs and feet, due to decreased flow of oxygenated blood.

Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, family history, and aging all account for the development of PAD. Cases of peripheral arterial disease have also been recorded among infants exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (antidepressant) Zoloft in utero.

Unfortunately, babies who are suffering from this medical condition have a higher risk of developing other cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension and heart attack, later in life. If you believe your baby’s health has been put at risk because of Zoloft, our lawyers from Williams Hart are equipped with the experience and resources to help you potentially pursue legal action against its manufacturer. Call us at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about seeking financial compensation.

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