How do I make a claim about deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
This is specialist work. It is important that your chosen law firm has the legal expertise and the medical knowledge to understand and appreciate what evidence is required and to interpret that evidence when it is obtained.
Your lawyers must also have relationships with the appropriate medical and other experts who can assess your immediate health needs and suggest what treatments you may urgently require. Their input will be absolutely crucial to your recovery and the success of your claim.
Access Legal must be able to show that you received sub-standard treatment, initially in a failure to carry out a risk assessment for DVT and we must be able to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that you suffered harm as a direct consequence of that sub-standard treatment.
In the cases concerning a negligent failure to prescribe anti-coagulants (blood thinning medication) we have to prove that this lead to the DVT, which caused pain and otherwise unnecessary threats to your life.
Where a diagnosis of a DVT was delayed, either by your GP or admitting hospital staff, we would need to be able to prove that the delay lead to a potentially dangerous pulmonary embolism.
If you feel you may have a case, call us for a free initial consultation. We can give you the benefit of our experience in such cases as well as an objective assessment of the likely success of your claim.