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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in the body. DVT most commonly affects the femoral or popliteal vein of the legs, or the deep veins of the pelvis.

DVT/PE often goes undiagnosed by medical providers. This is a serious, but preventable medical condition.
The danger arises when part of the clot breaks off and travels to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a serious condition that can lead to collapse, abnormally low blood pressure, and sudden death.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), studies estimate that 300,000 to 600,000 Americans have DVT/PE each year, and that 60,000 to 100,000 people die as a result.

The risk of developing DVT increases with the following:

  • Major surgery
  • Immobility, such as being in the hospital and long travel
  • Recent injury
  • Increased estrogen, from birth control pills, pregnancy, and certain medications
  • Chronic medical illnesses
  • Previous DVT
  • Age (risk increases as age increases)
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
The CDC reports that approximately half of the people that suffer from DVT have no symptoms. For those who do experience symptoms, swelling, pain, tenderness, and redness of the skin are the most common.

The symptoms of PE include difficulty in breathing, faster than normal heart beat, chest pain or discomfort, coughing up blood, and low blood pressure, lightheadedness, or blacking out.

The CDC recommends that if you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek immediate medical assistance.

Failure to Diagnose Deep Vein Thrombosis

DVT/PE often goes undiagnosed by medical providers. This is a serious, but preventable medical condition. Blood thinners and anticoagulation drugs are often used to treat the condition.

Since 1987, Mr. DiMartini has represented medical malpractice victims throughout the New York City metropolitan area.
It is the doctor’s or hospital’s duty to properly and timely diagnose a treatable medical condition such as DVT, so as to avoid unnecessary complications to the patient.

The failure to diagnose a condition which should have been timely diagnosed, and that failure causes injury to the patient, is medical malpractice. In such a case, the injured patient is entitled to be compensated for his pain and suffering and other damages. Should the patient have died as a result of the delayed diagnosis, the estate may bring a claim for wrongful death.

New York City Failure to Diagnose Lawyer

Patients who are injured due to a medical error or mistake of a doctor or hospital face a trying and difficult time. There are further medical treatment and procedures they are forced to endure. There are also additional medical expenses, lost wages, and other hardships. They face an uncertain future and have unanswered questions.

We understand the hardships victims of medical malpractice and their families face. We know how to help them regain some semblance of their prior life through financial security.

Doctors and their insurance companies fight hard to defeat and deny the claims of people hurt due to medical malpractice. The victims of a medical mistake need an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer on their side to protect their rights and assert their claim.

Since 1987, Mr. DiMartini has represented medical malpractice victims throughout the New York City metropolitan area. He is an experienced New York City medical malpractice lawyer, with a long record of success winning favorable settlements and awards for his injured clients.

If you believe you have been injured due to a medical mistake or error, Mr. DiMartini will explain all of your rights and options to you. He will evaluate your New York medical malpractice claim with a highly experienced medical and legal team. If we determine that we are willing to pursue your claim, it is only because we believe that there was a medical error that resulted in a serious injury to you or your loved one, and we will aggressively and professionally pursue your claim to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a doctor’s failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.844.299.0030. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!

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