Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
Approximately one in every 1000 people will suffer a deep vein thrombosis during their lifetime. Sadly, many of these deep vein thrombosis (DVT's) will occur while a patient is being treated in hospital, because the long periods of inactivity can increase the risk of developing a DVT. However, the NHS is equipped to prevent such clots from happening and should do all that they can to avoid them.
If you have suffered a DVT whilst in hospital, or you have suffered a DVT and your medical advisers have failed to diagnose it, leading to further complications, we can help you with a free, no obligation enquiry to advise you of your legal rights and options.
Please call us on 0800 234 3300 or complete our Online Enquiry Form.
What is a Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot which develops in one of the body’s deep veins, usually in the leg. This can occur for no apparent reason whatsoever, although there can also be certain factors and certain situations that can increase the risk of DVT developing. Situations can include long haul flights when people are sitting down for long periods of time, and patient specific factors can include being overweight, immobile, pregnant or suffering medical conditions that cause the blood to clot, such as cancer and heart disease.
Deep Vein Thromobosis Symptoms
Not every patient experiences symptoms, but if they do they might include:-
- A painful and swollen leg;
- A heavy ache in the affected area;
- Skin that is red hot to touch over the affected area.
Deep Vein Thrombosis In Hospitals
Often people will develop a DVT whilst in hospital as a direct result of their lack of activity. It is estimated that around 25,000 hospital patients die every year from a preventable blood clot.
Deep Vein Thrombosis And Medical Negligence Claims
Despite guidelines being published by NICE not everyone follows them as they should. Therefore, many DVT's develop when they could easily be avoided, and other DVT's are simply not detected early enough or at all.
If you or a family member has developed a deep vein thrombosis, we will gladly advise you on your legal rights and options, completely free of charge. If you have grounds for making a medical negligence claim and decide to go ahead, in most occasions we can act for you on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you will pay nothing if you win or lose and keep all of your compensatin.
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Early legal assistance can be vital so please contact us if you would like to discuss your situation. Please call us free on 0800 234 3300 or complete our Online Enquiry Form.
Make A Free Enquiry Now
Early legal intervention can be vital so please contact us if you think you may have a claim. Please call us free on 0800 234 3300 or complete our Online Enquiry Form.
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