The lawyers at Cardaro and Peek have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for the victims of wrongful deaths resulting from a failure to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT). According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health (NCBI), DVT affects an estimated 300,000 to 600,000 individuals in the U.S. every year. There are many known risk factors associated with DVT and trained medical professionals must recognize and treat the condition.
DVT involves the formation of a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs or pelvic region. Once a clot is formed, it can restrict blood flow and cause pain and swelling of the legs and even pulmonary embolism. Common risk factors associated with DVT include smoking, obesity, pregnancy, and kidney problems. DVT most commonly occurs during or after surgery.
Due to the close relationship between surgery and deep vein thrombosis, the doctor must evaluate the patient’s risk of developing DVT prior to surgery. If the doctor determines that the patient is at a high risk of developing DVT, he or she will normally prescribe blood thinners to pursue other cautionary methods.
As with most medical malpractice claims, the patient must prove that the defendant doctor breached the standard of care. To win the case, however, it’s also crucial to show that the doctor’s negligence was the cause of the DVT. It is not enough for the patient to show that they suffered; they must also prove that the suffering was the direct result of negligence. The doctor is considered liable if the DVT was preventable, and that another capable medical professional would have prevented the damage from occurring.
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