Blood clots are extremely common. Most people have heard of friends or relatives who have suffered blood clots on long haul flights but equally blood clots develop following surgery and usually result due to a period of immobility.
Because of this, blood clots are most common after orthopaedic surgery particularly knee surgery.
In many orthopaedic units it is standard to give blood thinning drugs following surgery to prevent blood clots during surgery but also to provide compression stockings for the same reason.
Unfortunately it is becoming more and more common that these steps are not being taken or medication is not dispensed as prescribed.
The blood clots can then spread to the lungs causing pulmonary emboli which ultimately can be fatal.
Serious About You, the Neil Hudgell Solicitors approach to blood clot claims
We're serious about handling blood clot claims with the utmost of care, sympathy and professionalism.
Our expert team of medical solicitors and legally trained staff have dealt with a large number of blood clot compensation claims over the last few years. It is important that you have an expert to review the records to ascertain the drug prescription regime and whether or not this has been adhered to.
Also, it is only with appropriate review of the medical records that this type of error is highlighted.
Our staff are all highly trained in interpretation and review of medical records so if you want advice on your potential blood clot claim, we recommend you get in touch as soon as possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have to go to court?
The thought of court proceedings is daunting for many people. Fortunately going to court for a personal injury or medical negligence claim is highly unlikely. Court proceedings are time consuming and costly so most cases are settled out of court.
How much compensation will I receive?
The amount of compensation depends upon your circumstances and the nature and severity of your illness or injury, every case is different.
Rest assured that whatever the value of your claim, Neil Hudgell Solicitors legal Team will ensure that you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.
How long will my claim take?
Each case is different and it depends upon the strength of your case as well as the defendant’s approach to defending your claim. They may choose to settle within a few weeks or months or they may dispute your claim in which case court proceedings may be necessary. However most cases take between 6 and 12 months to settle.
How much will my case cost me?
We operate on a no win no fee basis, so whatever the outcome there are no upfront costs for making a claim for compensation.
You may already have legal expenses insurance to cover any costs. This type of insurance is commonly purchased with car or household insurance.
If your claim is unsuccessful, there will be absolutely no cost to you, provided that you have given us honest and accurate instructions, and fully cooperated with us to help us try to win your claim.
If you are successful you will receive at least 75% of your compensation award.
Can I switch from one solicitor to another?
If you, a friend or family member are unhappy with your current solicitor then yes, you are entitled to switch to a different solicitor.
We receive calls on daily basis from clients who have an on-going personal injury claim but are unhappy with how their claim is progressing.
Transferring your claim to us is a simple process.
We recommend that you contact us to discuss your case on a no obligation basis. Should you decide that you want us to take over your claim we’ll request your file from your existing injury solicitor. When we receive your file, it will be assessed quickly and we’ll take over to resolve your claim as quickly as possible.
What is no win no fee?
Before we start work on your case we will take out insurance to protect you against the risk of paying the other side’s costs in the event your case is unsuccessful. This policy is at no cost to you, provided that you have given us honest and accurate instructions, and fully cooperated with us to help us try to win your
If you don’t win your case there is no fee to pay. In fact making a claim for compensation will not cost you a penny upfront.
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