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Blood clots can be deadly. They are the reason for as many as 100,000 deaths in the United States each year. They can also be costly, costing as much as $15,000 to $20,000 per person. But they are preventable, and they are treatable. Healthcare workers need to pay attention to the signs of blood clots to be able to quickly detect and treat them.
When a blood clot forms in a deep vein, it is called Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This is a very serious condition. It most often develops in the legs but can develop in other areas of the body. Some causes might include inactivity, the use of certain medications, injury to a blood vessel, or as a result of surgery. In fact, the CDC found that around half of all blood clots occur in the hospital or shortly after a stay at the hospital.
Even more seriously, the blood clot can move into the lungs and turn into a Pulmonary Embolism (PE). This is especially life-threatening but either of them can be a basis for medical malpractice claims when harm is created. This could be due to healthcare workers not properly diagnosing or treating the condition, or because they have created the condition.
Together, a DVT and PE may be referred to as venous thromboembolism.
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I think my doctor made a mistake. What next?
If you believe that you or a loved one suffered injury and damages due to negligence at the hands of medical professionals, contact Hoffer & Sheremet. The next steps would typically include the following:
- Gather and review medical records;
- Retain expert witnesses;
- Speak to treatment providers about your prognosis;
- Interview you and close loved ones regarding the impact the injury has had on your life;
- Calculate your medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings and other economic damages;
- Send a demand letter to the hospital and medical providers to attempt pre-suit settlement;
- Serve a Notice of Intent on the hospital and medical providers;
- At the expiration of the Notice of Intent waiting period, file the Complaint and Affidavit of Merit to initiate litigation;
- Conduct discovery;
- Handle motions, court proceedings, and facilitation;
- Go to trial if there is no settlement.
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At Hoffer & Sheremet, our team will truly get to know you, your family, and how the malpractice affected your life. We listen to you. Our unique team approach helps us get you the best settlement you can. If you believe that you or a loved one suffered injury and damages due to negligence at the hands of medical professionals, contact Hoffer & Sheremet today for a free consultation (616.278.0888), or fill out the form below.