Career Drivers Can Have Problems with Fatigue
I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. Many people drive for a living, whether it is driving trucks, taxis or buses. Unfortunately, this can be a stressful career, particularly when people are forced to drive for hours on end. There are numerous health complications which can arise when people drive for extended periods of time. They include:
- Blood Clots: While chest trauma and cardiac contusions are common ways that might trigger a blood clot, people can develop these dangerous health complications just by driving for long hours. When people sit still for an extended period of time, their blood can start to pool in their lower extremities, leading to blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs. If the blood clots move from the veins to the rest of the body, they can cause a heart attack, a stroke, or even a pulmonary embolism. These are serious complications which could lead to wrongful death.