Deep Vein Thrombosis Caused By Medical Negligence

Our Washington DC Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Defend You

When a patient develops deep vein thrombosis following a medical procedure, the doctor or hospital can sometimes be held liable for the patient’s injuries, future medical expenses, pain, and more. According to sources, more than 50,000 people suffer fatal injuries due to pulmonary embolism every year, a condition that occurs when a portion of the clot becomes lodged in the lungs.

If you or someone you love has developed DVT after surgery and you believe a medical professional should be held responsible, get in touch with our Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys at Simeone & Miller, LLP right away. When you choose to work with our team, you can rest easier knowing we are backed by the following:

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Understanding Deep Vein Thrombosis

This condition occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep veins of the pelvis or legs. Once the clot has formed, blood flow restriction can occur, causing swelling and pain in the lower region of the body. When pieces of the clot break off, they can move and become lodged in a lung, causing a pulmonary embolism, an even more dangerous condition.

Doctors should evaluate each patient to determine if they are high risk for developing blood clots. If the patient is, in fact, high risk, the doctor should prescribe a blood thinner medication. Failure to correctly analyze and diagnose a patient’s high risks can result in the development of deep vein thrombosis and further medical procedures to remove the clot.

Common Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Patients have a greater risk for developing this condition when:

  • They are immobilized for a lengthy amount of time in the hospital or at home
  • They have recently undergone a surgical procedure
  • They are severely overweight
  • They have an infection that is not cared for properly
  • They utilize contraceptives containing estrogen
  • They have a tendency to develop blood clots

Because there are many causes of this condition, doctors and medical professionals should take the appropriate precautions to ensure their patients are safe.

Have You Developed Deep Vein Thrombosis as a Result of Medical Negligence?

If you have developed deep vein thrombosis and believe a medical professional should be held liable, get in touch with our Washington DC medical negligence lawyers right away. We can help you file a personal injury claim and pursue maximum compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical pain
  • Emotional distresses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Ongoing care and treatment

Because these types of cases are highly complex, it is urgent that you contact legal representation right away. The sooner you entrust your case with our team, the sooner we can begin building a strong case for you.

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