Deep vein thrombosis is a common problem that can occur mostly anywhere within the body, but it is more commonly found in the legs. It can be brought on by trauma, or it can be neglected by a GP or your local physician, in which case you will have grounds to open a compensation claim case against them. If this sounds like you, then please call Tylers Solicitors today on 0800 699 0079 for a no-obligation chat.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can occur when blood clots form in deep veins. This condition usually affects the legs. In severe situations, the blood clot can break off inside your vein and travel to your lungs, leading to a pulmonary embolism. Research evidence suggests that DVT affects about 1 in every 1,000 people in the United Kingdom each year. It is possible to claim compensation if you believe that the DVT was caused by negligence by a third party. We offer legal services to help you make your deep vein thrombosis compensation claim.
Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis
DVT is usually caused by prolonged periods of immobility. It can occur during surgery when aesthetic is used to paralyse your body temporarily. Certain medical treatments can also make your prone to this condition. Other causes include damaged blood vessels, smoking, obesity, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, and using the combined contraceptive pill.
When can I claim compensation?
Deep vein thrombosis is a common medical condition but it is often overlooked by medical professionals, and this can make you prone to complications. When you contact us for legal services, we will have to determine if there has been any medical negligence. The negligence can be in various forms.
You could claim compensation if a medical professional’s failed to recognise deep vein thrombosis in spite of obvious symptoms.
If there were some surgical errors during your deep vein thrombosis, you can claim negligence and seek compensation from the facility or medical professional who offered the treatment. You are also allowed to claim compensation if a medical professional failed to treat your DVT immediately you were diagnosed, causing a pulmonary embolism.
If your general practitioner failed to refer you to a hospital after consultation, you could claim compensation for their negligence.
How to tell the symptoms & how to get diagnosed?
It is important to know what you should look for when you suspect that you have deep vein thrombosis. Most people notice swelling or pain in one of their legs. Some of the other symptoms that you may experience include:
- Extreme aching in your leg or any other affected area
- Elevated temperature on the area
- Redness on your skin
If your deep vein thrombosis is not diagnosed in good time, you need to look out for pulmonary embolism symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Chest pain
It is advisable to seek medical treatment if you notice any one of these symptoms.
Are you a ‘No Win, No Fee’ claims solicitor?
Yes, we are a no win, no fee claims solicitor. We will only charge you for our legal services if you win the compensation case. Our solicitors are highly trained and skilled individuals who have immense experience when it comes to medical negligence. They are all certified by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If you lose the legal claim, you will not be required to pay any fee.
Where can I find out more information?
To get more information on deep vein thrombosis negligence claims, contact us through our helpline. We have knowledgeable personnel who will answer all your medical and legal questions related to this condition. We also offer free advice to ensure you make your claim in good time. You are not obligated to use our legal services when you call us for advice.
How to make a compensation claim?
To make a compensation claim for medical negligence, contact our clinical negligence specialists. Before we proceed with your claim, we have to prove that you have received sub-standard treatment after your deep vein thrombosis diagnosis.
How do your determine medical negligence?
We will have to demonstrate that your doctor failed to perform a risk assessment to evaluate your chance of developing this condition. If you are considered to be a high-risk patient, the doctor should have taken some preventative measures to prevent the condition.
We also have to show that you suffered an injury because of the poor treatment that you received. In this case, our solicitors will have to prove that the doctor failed to prescribe appropriate medication to prevent the clots from forming. They will have to prove that this failure caused the DVT and it also led to pain and unnecessary treatment. If the diagnosis was delayed, our solicitors will have to prove that this caused a pulmonary embolism.
We have represented several clients who suffered long term damaged because of delayed diagnosis. These clients have to take medication all their life to manage their condition. Our solicitors have also represented various family members who have lost loved ones because of delayed diagnosis.
However, it is important to remember that we judge each case based on its unique circumstances. If you think that you may have a potential medical negligence claim, contact us immediately. Our solicitors will assess the merits of the individual case and determine whether you have a medical negligence claim.
How long until I can claim?
Contact us immediately you are diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. If you are making a claim after the death of a loved one, it is important to make a claim without delay because the time limits that have been put in place for such cases tend to be strict. Our experts are happy to take you through the claim process to make sure all your questions are answered.