Blood Clot Negligence Claims
Blood clots are a known risk of several medical conditions, including obesity, pregnancy, and cancer. They are widely known to occur as the result of long haul flights, but not everyone is aware that extended periods of inactivity, such as being confined to bed after an operation, are a leading contributor. When identified quickly and treated correctly blood clots cause little to no lasting damage. Left untreated, however, and blood clots can lead to serious illness and death.
What is Blood Clot Negligence?
Blood clot negligence arises when hospitals, care homes, and nursing providers do not adequately manage the risk of blood clots forming. Causes of blood clot negligence can include:
- Inadequate assessment of a patient’s risk of blood clots
- Lack of preventative treatment to avoid developing a blood clot
- Insufficient support to help a patient, such as assistance moving when they are mobility impaired, or providing them with compression devices
Patients at exceptionally high risk of developing a blood clot in the hospital include those who are overweight, are having hormone replacement therapy (HRT), have a blood clotting condition like antiphospholipid syndrome, have experienced blood clots before, are dehydrated, or women who are pregnant.
Before admitting a patient to a hospital, administering treatment or prescribing medication, a doctor should check their patient’s health and make preparations to minimise the risk of clots forming and damages caused by any which eventuate.
How Can We Help?
The team at The Medical Negligence Experts is here to help you. We understand how to meet the legal requirements for a successful compensation claim, firstly by proving you were injured as the result of medical negligence, and secondly that you are entitled to financial compensation for the damages you sustained.
Blood clots are a known risk of many conditions so simply having one is not proof of negligence. For your claim to be valid, we need to show that the effects of your blood clot should have been avoided and that a similar care facility would have done so. To prove negligence, your lawyer will look into the circumstances of your illness carefully, reviewing your medical notes and seeking independent medical advice where appropriate, to build a picture that clearly demonstrates your care was substandard and that it caused you harm.
Compensation for medical injury would take into account any financial expense you have incurred due to your illness, such as having to take extra recovery time off work and losing wages, and the cost of mobility aids if the damage caused by your blood clot was severe enough to necessitate amputation.
There is a statutory time limit for making a compensation claim for medical negligence, and many months of preparation before this can be done. Even if you are not yet sure whether you will pursue compensation, or whether there valid grounds for a claim, getting an expert legal opinion will help you make an informed choice.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and find out how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Lawyers
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your blood clot negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.