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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and the subsequent pulmonary embolism that it can cause occur when a clot forms in the deep veins of the body, most usually the leg. If this clot, or a piece of it, breaks free, it can travel through the circulatory system until it reaches the narrow pulmonary artery and get stuck. This can prevent blood getting past the clot, and causing death or serious damage to the lungs. DVT is most strongly associated with air travel and other sedentary activities, but in reality can affect wide range of people and as many as one-in-20 people may develop DVT in their lifetimes.

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    The symptoms of DVT

    Treatment usually comes in the form an anti-clotting drug to break up the clot and in the event of pulmonary embolism, time is of the essence if serious lung damage or death is not to occur. Not every incident of DVT will result in a pulmonary embolism. However, this can also create problems because if the clot remains where it is, it can damage the arteries and valves as the blood flow is forced past the clot.

    The symptoms of DVT can include swelling and pain, and sometimes fever, while a pulmonary embolism can be characterised by shortness of breath, light-headedness, dizziness, chest pain or a rapid heart rate. However, none of the symptoms are unique to DVT or pulmonary embolism and a more thorough physical examination and an ultrasound test should be used to determine whether a patient is suffering from DVT or pulmonary embolism.

    Common Questions Relating to DVT

    In this scenario a claim must be undertaken by a “litigation friend”: this is usually a close family friend, family member, or a spouse who acts in the best interest of the victim.

    You may need to be assessed by a medical team for us to better understand your limitations caused by your  injury.

    Compensation will take into account future physical and psychological support required, specialist equipment and adaptions to your home that are needed. Also, any future pain and suffering that you may experience will be taken into account alongside the loss of work and income related to your injury.

    If a doctor did not prescribe suitable medication after surgery, you may be able to file a blood clot malpractice claim.

    However, you must show that there was negligence involved, and this was the direct cause of your blood clot. With the help of our specialists we can help you discover if you have a claim.

    If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to negligence please contact one of our specialist solicitors on 0333 987 4161 to discuss your claim.

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