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    Failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

    Failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

    We’ve all heard about deep vein thrombosis. Generally most of us associate it with long-haul flights as it can occur if you sit in the same position for a long period of time on a flight. However you shouldn’t believe this is the only way it can happen. Some people are genetically pre-disposed to have a higher chance of experiencing a DVT, while others are more susceptible due to their health and lifestyle.

    The most important thing to bear in mind is to seek medical attention as quickly as possible if you think you might have a DVT. A failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can be fatal if the blood clot is a large one. Urgent treatment is essential in this situation and if this is not received due to an improper diagnosis – such as a pulled muscle for example – the outcome could be very different for you indeed. Treatment usually involves taking a type of medicine known as an anticoagulant. This basically stops the blood from clotting quite as easily as it would otherwise do. You might know them as blood thinners but this isn’t actually an accurate description.

    How could your life be affected by deep vein thrombosis?

    This is a serious medical condition that requires prompt treatment to enhance the chances of a full recovery. If this does not occur, and if your condition is wrongly diagnosed as something else or missed entirely, it could be fatal. A blood clot can travel from its original site to the lungs, and if this occurs you may experience other symptoms depending on how big the clot happens to be. If it is large it can be fatal. As you can see, a prompt diagnosis is essential in this situation.

    Contact our well-trained lawyers now for no-obligation advice

    If your life has changed as a result of a failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis (DVT) it is time to contact Accident Advice Helpline. If you have suffered from a DVT within the last three years and it was not accurately diagnosed, you could have an opportunity to start a no win, no fee* case with our assistance. Contact us by using our free 24/7 enquiry line today on 0800 689 0500 to find out more and to have your case assessed by those who are experienced in dealing with medical negligence cases such as this.

    Date Published: August 12, 2014

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    Author: David Brown

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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