Compensation claims for failure to treat dvt

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the development of a blood clot in a deep vein that often occurs within the lower legs; failure to treat this can often result in serious pain for the patient and can even result in a stroke or death, as the clotting of the blood can cause a blockage to the lungs and brain. For this reason it’s important that you receive appropriate treatment from your doctor, alerting you to any potential health issues and provide you with the necessary treatment to relieve you of any pain you are suffering.

Although in general doctors do a great job at maintaining our health, every now and again through negligence they can incorrectly treat a medical issue which can potentially leave you with the need for further surgery or additional pain and suffering and as such you could look to make a compensation claim.

Who could I consider making a claim against?

Deep Vein Thrombosis can sometimes be missed by your GP or it can actually be caused by a surgical procedure. If you believe that this is the case, then you may wish to look into the possibility of making a claim. There are a number of individualswho you could consider claiming against as a result of negligence, and at the forefront of the list would be either the operating surgeon or your GP.  Regardless of the situation, it is their responsibility to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment that they can offer while in their practice and if this hasn’t happened then you shouldn’t be left suffering as a result.

What are some examples of failed treatment of DVT?

A number of problems can potentially occur as the result of failed DVT treatment, some common examples of where mistakes could be made include:

·         Surgical mistakes made during in the preparation process

·         Failure / delay to make a diagnosis for DVT

·         Negligence on behalf of a surgeon or GP

·         Incorrect medication

·         Failure to monitor the patient’s progress – checking for additional blockages or haemorrhages.

Can Medical Compensation 4U help me with my claim?

If you are looking for assistance with your compensation claim, then working together with a team of industry experts can be very beneficial to your situation. The team here at Medical Compensation 4U will be with you every step of the way and can provide you with the guidance and support that you need. We know this can be a very sensitive situation, so we will do our utmost to make sure everything goes smoothly, and that you get exactly what you are entitled to.

For more information about how we can help, give the team at Medical Compensation 4U a call today!