Blood clots are extremely common, but need to be treated as soon as possible, as they can lead to strokes, heart attacks, kidney problems, pulmonary embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis.
They usually result from a period of immobility, and this is why many people will have heard of friends or relatives suffering from blood clots after long haul flights.
Equally, blood clots develop following surgery and are most commonly after orthopaedic surgery, particularly on the knee.
In many orthopaedic units it is standard to give blood thinning drugs 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 being dispensed as prescribed.
Blood clots can form in, or travel to the arteries or veins in the brain, lungs, heart, kidneys and will limit or block blood flow.
This can damage the body's organs and cause many problems, and can even be fatal.
Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually within the leg.
In some severe cases, the blood clot may break off inside the vein and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism.
It is estimated that one in every 1,000 people suffer from DVT in the UK each year.
What you need to know
Our expert team of medical solicitors and legally trained staff have dealt with a large number of blood clot compensation claims in recent years.
It is important in these cases that an expert reviews your records to ascertain the drug prescription regime, and whether or not this has been adhered to.
We will ensure this happens for you, as it is only with an appropriate review of the medical records that this type of error can be highlighted.
Our staff are all highly trained in the 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.
Time limits apply to making a successful claim for compensation, but as we deal with all cases on a no win no fee basis, there will be no cost to you, whatever the outcome.
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You can start your claim today by calling our expert teams for a free initial consultation on your circumstances.
We will aim to give you an immediate assessment as to whether we feel you have a case to pursue.
If you wish to proceed with a claim, we deal with all cases on a no win no fee basis, so there is no cost to you, no matter what the outcome.
If we are successful, the compensation amount awarded to you will be based upon a set of personal calculations.
Money awarded depends upon the type of problems caused, the severity of the blood clot and the on-going care and treatment needed. It will also take into account any out-of-pocket expenses and loss of earnings which have been incurred.
Call us today to discuss your case with a blood clot claims expert.