embolism Law and Legal Definition

Embolism refers to a frequent cause of sudden death by the blockage of an artery usually by a blood clot that has moved from elsewhere.

The following is an example of a case law on embolism:

Anything that slows the circulation or any foreign body that enters the circulation, a foreign body, for instance, air or a substance injected into the venous system might start an embolism. [Stephens v. Spuck Iron & Foundry Co., 358 Mo. 372, 382-383 (Mo. 1948)].