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Lymphedema: The Symptoms & Treatments

Personal Injury AttorneyLymphedema is the swelling in the extremities, generally the arms and legs, resulting from compromised flow or damage to the lymphatic system.  Lymphedema can be caused by a variety of factors that affect the lymph nodes or it may be an abnormality that you inherent at birth.

If your lymphedema was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of healthcare professional or another person, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information about filing a lymphedema lawsuit, you should call an experienced New York injury attorney at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C.

What Are the Causes of Lymphedema?

There are two types of lymphedema, primary lymphedema and secondary lymphedema. Primary lymphedema is a congenital medical condition that is generally present at birth. Symptoms of primary lymphedema, which may occur without any known family history, typically become apparent later in life.

Secondary lymphedema is caused when a normally functioning lymphatic system is blocked or damaged, typically due to a surgical procedure or an injury. Some common surgical procedures that are associated with lymphedema are peripheral vascular surgery, breast cancer surgery, and vein stripping.  Lymph nodes may also be damaged due to trauma, burns, radiation and infection.

When lymphedema is caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another party, generally medical malpractice, you should contact an experienced New York lymphedema lawsuit attorney as you may be entitled to money damages.

Contact an Attorney Today!

If you or a loved one suffers from lymph-edema that was caused by a medical procedure that involved the reckless or negligent actions of healthcare professionals, you should contact the New York lymphedema lawsuit attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at (800) 529-9997.  We have the experience and resources to hold the responsible parties liable and get you the full compensation that you deserve.

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