Every year some people develop a blood clot in a part of their body that requires treatment. This can happen as a result of a long-haul flight but it is not the only situation it occurs in. Whatever the case may be, the proper treatment needs to be given as soon as possible to ensure the clot does not create a danger to health. If it is missed it can lead to devastating consequences.
Appropriate care following surgery
If you have surgery and you are confined to bed for a period of time afterwards, part of the aftercare should include procedures that are designed to minimise the potential for blood clots (venous thrombosis) to form. For example this would include wearing compression stockings to help limit the chances of a clot. Regular blood thinning injections might also be given to further limit the odds of getting a clot.
A missed diagnosis
Of course blood clots (venous thrombosis) can also form through no particular way. You may end up with symptoms of a clot that cause you to seek help from your GP. In this situation you would expect them to diagnose it so they could treat you properly. However, if you did have a blood clot and they missed it you could become seriously ill. When this happens urgent treatment is required to deal with the situation.
In some cases people suspect a clot and they mention this to their GP who may disagree with them. In other cases they miss it entirely or do not think there is anything more serious than a pulled muscle involved. Whatever the case may be your GP has a duty to ensure the proper diagnosis is made so treatment can be given.
Our lawyers are ready to help you
Whatever the situation might be in your case, if you have had a blood clot recently and you feel you were not properly treated to prevent it, or you were misdiagnosed, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for information on how to make a claim for compensation. Other people have already gone through this process with us and we take on the hard work so you don’t have to worry about the complexities of a negligence case of this kind. Our helpline is always open so you can find out about making a claim for blood clots (venous thrombosis) now with our help.