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Advocating for Patients Injured by Medical Negligence

A blood clot can come out of nowhere and kill a patient before proper treatment can be administered. While most of us trust doctors to handle these conditions with diligence, doctors who are negligent can cause a patient to develop a blood clot and suffer serious consequences.

If you suffered a blood clot due to medical negligence, you deserve full compensation for your trauma. To determine if you have a medical malpractice case, reach out to the team at Grant Law Office. Our lead attorneys are well-versed in Georgia’s medical malpractice laws and can thoroughly investigate your case. We offer free consultations, so there is no cost to contacting us at (404) 995-3955 and toll-free (866) 249-5513.

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What Makes Blood Clots Potentially Life-Threatening?

After surgery or prolonged inactivity, a blood clot can form in the deep veins of the pelvis or the legs, restricting blood flow and causing pain and swelling in the area. Portions of the clot can break off and travel through the bloodstream. A clot may reach the right side of the heart and lodge in the artery connecting the heart to the lungs.

Referred to as a pulmonary embolism, this life-threatening condition kills an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 people every year in the U.S., as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 10% to 30% of these people die within one month of being diagnosed. We wonder how many of these tragic losses were caused by negligent medical professionals, who should have been focused on their patients.

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How Can Medical Negligence Lead to Blood Clots?

Blood clots as a whole are often deadly, killing as many as 100,000 people a year, according to the CDC. Without proper care in certain medical situations, patients can develop deep vein thrombosis with serious complications. Before performing surgery, doctors should evaluate the risk of the patient developing deep vein thrombosis and take the necessary steps to prevent it. For example, the doctor may:

  • Prescribe blood thinners
  • Avoid using a tourniquet
  • Insert a protective device to block a large clot from traveling to the heart
  • Instruct the patient to walk around as soon as possible after surgery
  • Use a compression stocking
  • Look for deep vein thrombosis with ultrasound or another imagining device in veins in the thighs
  • Watch for and recognize early signs of pulmonary embolism (blockage in an artery in the lungs)

If the doctor or surgeon failed to take the necessary steps, he or she may have been negligent. “Medical negligence” occurs when the standard of care is breached. The standard of care is the level of care a doctor with similar training and skills would have given to the patient under the same or similar circumstances.

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Compensation for Medical Negligence

The costs of medical negligence must not be understated. Patients trust their doctors to follow proper procedure and prevent serious injuries, and when doctors are the ones who inflict those injuries, they should be held accountable. Oftentimes, patients are left with costly medical bills and in a great deal of pain. If you have suffered a blood clot due to medical negligence, you may be able to recover:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages or earnings
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering

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Filing a Claim for Medical Negligence

To recover monetary damages for a preventable blood clot, you will need to file a claim against the hospital, doctor, or healthcare provider who failed to perform according to the accepted medical standard of care. This requires talking to a medical expert who can explain how your injuries occurred and how the doctor in question broke the standard of care. In addition, you will need to directly connect your injuries and their costs to that act of negligence.

At the end of the day, you will have to go head-to-head against a hospital and its insurance company. Your best option is to have your own experienced legal team at your side to ensure your case receives the attention it deserves.

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Contact an Experienced Malpractice Lawyer

After you were harmed by the very people who were supposed to heal you, it is next to impossible to recover on your own. You may be in a great deal of pain, have extensive medical bills to pay, and be worried about how to make a living due to your trauma. But help is out there. If you were injured due to a negligent medical professional, get in touch with an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney.

At Grant Law Office, we employ a strategic approach and do extensive case planning when we work with new clients. We go over every detail of your case, speak to multiple experts, and review all the evidence. We firmly believe in our clients and will not rest until we recover the compensation they need to heal. Call us at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free at (866) 249-5513 to schedule a free consultation with no time limit.

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