How do I make a claim about a pulmonary embolism
This is specialist work. It is important that your chosen law firm has the legal expertise and the medical knowledge to understand and appreciate what evidence is required and to interpret and question that evidence when it is obtained.
Your lawyers must also have relationships with the appropriate medical and other experts who can assess your immediate health needs and support you may require.
Access Legal must be able to show that you received sub-standard treatment, such as a failure to carry out a risk assessment for pulmonary embolism and we must be able to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that you suffered harm as a direct consequence of that sub-standard treatment.
In a case concerning a negligent failure to prescribe anti-coagulants (blood thinning medication) or properly test INR levels (that is how long it takes the blood to clot) we have to prove that this lead to a worse outcome.
Where a diagnosis of a pulmonary embolism was delayed, either by your GP or admitting hospital staff especially if you were known to be ‘at risk’, that delay would also constitute negligence.
If you feel you may have a case, call us for a free initial consultation. We can give you the benefit of our long experience in such claims and an objective assessment of the likely success of your claim.