Patients who have experienced major trauma, have just experienced a major surgery or have been burnt badly, are at high risk for Venous Thromboembolism. Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is when a deep vein thrombosis occurs and leads to a pulmonary embolism. The blood clot develops in the large veins of the lower leg or thigh and bursts, allowing it to travel to the lungs from other parts of the body. Once the clot becomes trapped, it can lead to major injury and fatal outcomes. The condition can be prevented by proper prophylaxis, or protective measures put in place by doctors to thwart the disease from occurring. Unfortunately, some healthcare providers fail to diagnose this condition, neglecting to have it treated right away.
Formation and Detection
Venous Thromboembolism usually develops due to decreased physical activity, the discharge of procoagulant substances from tissues, and damage to blood vessels. The health issue can be detected by a thorough physical exam and analysis of symptoms. Tenderness, pain, increased temperature and redness are all signs of Venous Thromboembolism. If the condition is diagnosed, it can be treated with anti-coagulants, which are also known as blood thinners.
The Reason for Neglect
According to research, pulmonary embolism (when the blood clot of the venous thromboembolism travels to the lungs) is one of the leading causes of deaths that could have been prevented during hospitalization. Medical providers should be able to recognize a pulmonary embolism so that the symptoms are understood and treatment can be applied. Part of the reason that medical practitioners fail to diagnose VTE is because they are not aware of the medical practices proven to assess the risk, and because the practices are not applied to the patient in a routine and consistent manner.
Highly Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyers Hard at Work
Our law firm is currently devoted to handling several medical malpractice cases concerning Venous Thromboembolism, which will be going to mediation in a couple of weeks. We are committed to assisting our clients with their medical malpractice cases so that a proper settlement emerges from their disputes. In the cases, the doctors failed to conduct prophylaxis, which resulted in the patients contracting a fatal pulmonary embolism that killed them. We aim to resolve the differences between the victims and their healthcare provider by achieving a lawsuit without having to go to trial.
Those who need a lawyer for their cerebral palsy case can rely on our expertise in the medical field of law. However, if you feel that a medical professional failed to diagnose or treat VTE, our law firm can help you too. We will help you figure out if negligence was the reason that the pulmonary embolism was misdiagnosed, or not diagnosed at all. We are solely dedicated to using our vast experience and knowledge to defending the rights of our clients.