Make a pulmonary embolism & DVT negligence claim

Every year, one in every 1,000 people in the UK is affected by Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a blood clot in one of the deep veins in the body, usually in the leg. It can cause pain, tenderness and swelling.

If a DVT is diagnosed, then the initial treatment will usually be a prescription of anticoagulants, a blood thinning drug such as Warfarin or Heparin, as they reduce the bloods ability to clot and stop existing clots getting bigger. If this doesn’t work then you may need to undergo surgery.

Types of DVT negligence claim

From our experience, medical negligence claims arise from a failure to: 

  • Diagnose a blood clot
  • Take appropriate preventative measures or administer an anticoagulant
  • Identify the risks of a blood clot once diagnosed

Pulmonary embolisms

If DVT is not treated, a pulmonary embolism (PE) may occur. A pulmonary embolism is when a blood clot moves in the bloodstream (usually from the leg) and blocks one of the blood vessels in the lungs. If this occurs then symptoms can include gradual or sudden breathlessness, chest pain and sudden collapse. 

As a result, both DVT and pulmonary embolisms are serious conditions and can be fatal. This means that it is vital that medical professionals diagnose and treat them as early as possible.

Why choose Boyes Turner?

Delays in a diagnosis of such a serious medical condition can leave a lifelong devastating impact on individuals and their families.

Our specialist and compassionate team will be with you from start to finish to working with you and your family to fully investigate all the concerns you have regarding your medical care and to ensure full compensation is recovered. We always strive to do our best to help put our client and their families back on their feet following medical negligence.


I am overwhelmed by the outcome in terms of the monetary value and know I should consider it as a near a 'sorry' as I am likely to get from the hospital. It will be nice to start the process of closure on the whole issue now and look towards the future for us as a family. 

Mrs T, Surrey 

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