What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) can occur when blood clots form in deep veins. DVT is a condition that usually affects the legs. However in the most severe cases the blood clot can break off inside the vein and travel to the lungs. When this happens it can lead to a pulmonary embolism which if not treated quickly can be life threatening. Evidential research suggests that DVT affects around 1000 people every year in the UK. If you find yourself suffering from DVT and feel the condition was caused by the negligence of a third party you may be able to claim compensation. Here at Tylers our experienced team can help you with your claim for Deep Vein Thrombosis compensation.
What are the Main Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis?
DVT is usually caused by prolonged periods of immobility such as being sat for many hours on a long haul flight. It can also occur when anaesthetic is used during the course of surgery to temporarily paralyse the body. There are certain medical treatments that can also lead to you becoming prone to DVT. Other contributary factors also include damaged blood vessels, smoking, obesity, pregnancy, hormone replacement and using the combined contraceptive pill.
What are the symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Tt 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
If you find yourself with any of the symptoms listed above you should contact your doctor and seek medical advice without delay.
When Can I Claim Compensation for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep Vein Thrombosis is a common medical condition that is often overlooked by medical professionals. When this happens it can leave you prone to complications. The first thing our personal injury solicitors will have to do is determine if there has been any medical negligence. Medical negligence can manifest itself in a number of different forms which can include.
- Failure to recognise the condition in spite of there being obvious symptoms
- Surgical errors made while treating Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Failure to treat Deep Vein Thrombosis immediately resulting in a pulmonary embolism
- The failure of a GP to refer you to hospital after a consultation
- DVT incorrectly diagnosed as Sciatica
If you feel you have suffered unnecessarily as a result of any of the issues listed above it is possible you may be able to claim deep vein thrombosis compensation. This claim can be made against either the facility or medical professional responsible for either the diagnosis, treatment or surgical procedure.
How can Medical Negligence be Determined?
Deep Vein Thrombosis medical negligence is not always easy to prove which is where our experienced medical negligence solicitors can help. Initially we will be required 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 preventative measures to protect you against DVT.
As a no win, no fee personal injury solicitors we also need to show you suffered injury as a result of the poor treatment you received. In these cases we will need to prove the doctor concerned failed to prescribe appropriate medication to prevent the clots from forming. We will then have to prove that this failure caused the DVT and led to you suffering pain resulting in unnecessary treatment.
Where diagnosis was delayed our solicitors will need to prove that this led to you suffering pulmonary embolism. Over the years we have represented a number of clients who suffered long term damage to their health as a result of delayed diagnosis. These clients have then needed to take medication for the rest of their lives to manage the condition when an early diagnosis could have prevented this. We have also represented families who have lost loved ones because of a delayed or incorrect diagnosis.
However, it is important to remember each case will be judged on its own unique circumstances. If you think you may have a potential medical negligence claim contact us without delay. Our team of no win, no fee solicitors will assess the merits of your individual case. This will allow them to determine whether you have a medical negligence compensation claim.
Are Tylers Solicitors a No Win No Fee Solicitors?
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.
Long Term Breathing Difficulties
ne of the results of misdiagnosis or incorrect treatment can be pulmonary embolism which can result in you suffering long term breathing difficulties. If you find yourself with long term breathing difficulties you could receive a compensation amount of:
Up to £48,080
Minor Breathing Difficulties
Even if your breathing difficulties are not considered severe they can still be extremely uncomfortable and have a negative impact on your everyday life. As such you may well be able to claim compensation of:
Up to £18,240
One of the main symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis is severe leg swelling and pain which in itself can be extremely inconvenient. This can lead to reduced mobility which can affect not only your social but also work life. If you suffer a leg problem as a result of deep vein thrombosis you could claim compensation:
Up to £74,000
Where can I find out more information?
To get more information on deep vein thrombosis negligence claims, contact us on 0800 699 0079. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long until I can claim?
How Much Compensation Can I Claim for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
While every case for medical negligence is considered on its own merits there are a number of medical conditions that are associated with deep vein thrombosis. If you suffer from any of these conditions you may be eligible to claim deep vein thrombosis compensation.
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