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Blood clots are quite common, and they can happen any time. However, they occur due to many different elements. The particular treatment for a blood clot greatly depends on the location of the clot in your body, and your health in totality.
Blood clots can be seen as a medical emergency. And this is because they can result in serious and life threatening complications. This is mostly true when they are not treated timely. Blood clot can cause a lot of damage to body organs and might even result in medical conditions such as kidney failure, heart attack, pulmonary embolism to extreme cases of mortality.
If you or your loved one has been suffering the consequences of blood clots, whether owing to failure to diagnose (a case of misdiagnosis) or clear negligence on the path of a medical care professional, you might be eligible to make a blood clot compensation claim.
What Are Blood Clots?
Blood clots are seen as gel-like accumulations of blood that build up in the veins or arteries during the period where blood changes its state from liquid to partially solid.
The process of clotting is a normal one. It is a function by the body system which prevents your body from over bleeding in the case that you get injured. However, in the chances that your blood forms in a particular artery or vein without dissolving on its own after they are needed, they can cause very severe and dangerous consequences to your health.
What are the causes of blood clots?
Blood clots can be consequences of your actions or can be repercussions of medical negligence. As earlier mentioned, the body’s natural response to injury is clotting the blood around the injured area. These types of clots are not the problems, the problems are the type of clots that just happen, especially in the absence of a usual trigger. Here are some example;
- Prolonged sitting
- Prolonged bed rest
- Consumption of birth control pills
- Medicines for breast cancer
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Serious injuries such as trauma Blood-related cancers
- Pancreatic, lung or multiple myeloma cancer
- Hereditary illnesses
- Autoimmune disorders
- Diseases that relate to chronic inflammation
- Some kinds of infections such as HIV/AIDS, Lyme disease or hepatitis C
What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of A Blood Clot?
Symptoms of blood clots will be dependent on the location of the clots formed in your body. In rare cases, some people might have/experience no symptoms. However, victims of blood clots can expect symptoms in areas of the body which include:
- The abdomen — In the stomach area, blood clots are likely to cause nausea, pain, and vomiting
- The brain — (Strokes) which are seen as blood clots in the brain are likely to cause several symptoms depending on the part of the brain. These clots are likely to cause problems of sight, speech problems, seizures, convulsions, and even paralysis
- The arms and legs — Blood clots in the arms and legs will feel painful or soft when touched. They are sometimes visible in people with light skins as patches. However, they can also be noticed as swelling, redness and warmth.
- The heart — In the heart, blood clots will result in symptoms of heart attacks which include crushing chest aches or pain, profuse sweating and shortness of breath.
- Lungs- Meanwhile, blood clots in the lungs are likely to cause difficulty in breathing, severe chest pain, and coughing up blood in fewer commoner scenarios.
What is DVT ?
This is an example of a blood clot that can cause damage to the body. It is medically known as a thrombus or Deep Vein Thrombosis. It is the most common and most serious type of blood clot Injuries.
People who suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis are likely to experience very uncomfortable symptoms, and specifically, life-threatening complications if they are not treated on time. If you or a member of your family is suffering unnecessarily from Deep Vein Thrombosis as a result of medical negligence, you can start a claim.
Our solicitors are experts in handling DVT malpractice cases, contact us for a free claims assessment.
Blood Clot Or DVT Compensation Claims
If your blood clot or DVT developed due to your careless action there is the unlikeliness that you will have any foundation to pursue blood clot compensation claims. If in your case, you are not sure who is to blame, you can ask one of our solicitors for professional advice.
It is within your legal right as a patient to pursue claims for compensation if DVT developed because of any case of medical negligence. For example;
If you are a victim of any of the above-mentioned categories, you might have legal grounds for a claim. Conversely, if your case is not listed above, we can still help. Reach out to us today and we will evaluate all available pieces of evidence, and to judge if you have a valid claim or not.
Time limits for making Blood Clot Compensation Claims
In common cases of medical negligence, you are entitled to up to three years to lodge a medical complaint to claim compensation. This is true for blood clot compensation claims.
There are exceptions to this rule, however.
- If the incident happened to a child or teenager, they have three years from the date in which they turn eighteen, to lodge claims. This is to say that between eighteen and twenty-one years of age, they can lodge claims at any point.
- Meanwhile, in the case that you are pursuing claims on behalf of a person who lacks the mental capacity to do it on their own, you are not constrained by any time limits until the person regains full mental capacity.
Why You Should Make A Blood Clot Claim
Blood Clot compensations are awarded to cover your experience of pain and suffering, especially when the unfortunate incident was not your fault.
For instance, If you do not have pulmonary embolism insurance cover for your financial needs, it is only fair and right that you bring forward a blood clot compensation claim so as to get compensated for all your suffering.
- Did you have to leave your job following your condition?
- Has the cost of getting remedial treatment affected your finances?
- Are you suffering mental and psychological stress?
Most importantly, do you wish to get back on your feet as soon as possible? Then you should make a claim.
You will be awarded compensation that will help cover for medical and related treatment bills, Past and future financial expenses. All of these can be very essential to your return to work after pulmonary embolism.
How To Pursue Claims?
Perhaps you have had to witness a loved one die a wrongful death due to pulmonary embolism that wasn’t their fault but a surgeon’s, have been asking questions on how to pursue surgeon negligence claims. Well, we are here to tell you that you can make a claim on their behalf.
Have you suffered a blood clot in the knee due to accidents at your workplace or medical malpractices? Is it a case of blood clot in the wrist, or have you had to watch a friend die from a blood clot after surgery? We can take you through the process of claiming the compensation you deserve.
- Firstly, you will have to seek professional counsel as we have earlier mentioned, from an expert medical negligence solicitor. This is where we encourage you to approach our team of medical negligence experts who will make the process an entirely easy one. When you contact us, a solicitor will be assigned to you, who would provide all professional guidance throughout the process.
Meeting Our Team
In meeting our team of expert solicitors, all you have to do, initially, is to talk to us. Our medical claims experts will be very glad to talk about your case, and they will do that free of charge.
They will also discuss with you on your terms, and talk you through any options you might have. There is no imposed obligation to carry on the process, so everything is up to you.
To discuss with us, you can just give us a call 0800 644 4240, alternatively fill out our free claims assessment form to start your claim.
How We Can Help
We will assign you a solicitor from our team of Blood Clot compensation solicitors to help you out. They will require you to provide all pieces of evidence available to back up your claim. These pieces of evidence will include everything from the date of the injury, to any other, written or non written materials that will provide enough proof. Photographs, medical reports, professional evaluation reports are equally important as proof.
We are aware that getting the required evidence from hospitals and medical experts may prove difficult because the defendant may deny you access. Not to worry, our solicitors can help in this case.
After we will have gotten enough detail concerning your case, we will make a statement of evidence stating your current condition, the nature of your treatment, and the value compensation we expect to be paid. We will then submit it as a “Letter of claim”, to the defendant, on your behalf.
We try to resolve all our cases out of court, but if the defendant does not accept liability, we will ensure your case is heard at court, and we will assign you credible assistance or a lawyer.
Due to this fact, we prefer every claim be brought immediately after medical negligence is suspected. This is because you will have a heightened chance of successful claim as the value of compensation is yet to diminish, and evidence is fresh and unaltered.
How Much Compensation Will You Receive?
Your case is a unique one just like every other persons. The amount of compensation you could be awarded is greatly dependent on your experience. This is to say that determining the exact amount you will get may not be totally possible.
However, you can speak to our solicitors today and they will use a medical negligence compensation calculator to give an estimate of how much you can get as payout.
At the beginning of your case, your solicitor will evaluate all the impacts of the incident suffered, calculate the accurate compensation based on this, and the calculation will include both GENERAL DAMAGES and SPECIAL DAMAGES.
The entire process of your claim will be free. This means you will have to pay no legal fees for our services, especially if we are unsuccessful. However, in the case that we are successful and your compensation is awarded, we will require you to pay us a percentage of your entire compensation (this is usually 25% of the damages, deducted as our ‘success fee‘).
Feel free to reach out today as we look forward to hearing from you.
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