DVT & Medical Malpractice Attorney in Los Angeles
Need a lawyer for a DVT injury case in Los Angeles? Deep vein thrombosis is a disorder that occurs when a clot develops in a vein. When an incorrect diagnosis is made or improper treatment is used, these clots are known to travel to the lungs. When they do, it can cause a pulmonary embolism, which is likely to be fatal. Doctors must be aware of these risk factors and how to protect their patients and take the correct preventative measures against this. Any type of general surgery puts this risk factor into place. Surgeries that leave a patient bed-ridden for a long period of time increase the patient’s likelihood to develop a deep vein thrombosis, if not properly cared for.
While deep vein thrombosis is a very serious condition, it can be treated easily if it is caught and correctly diagnosed early on. Only when it is left undiagnosed does it potentially become fatal. Under certain circumstances, the failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis could be a form of medical malpractice. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of such conduct, you should immediately get in contact with Los Angeles Attorney Weinberg. He will be able to analyze your case, and if the negligence of the doctor was in fact the cause of your injury, he may be able to get you compensation for your suffering.
Understanding the Consequences
When an untreated blood clot is left untreated, it can travel freely. In the lungs, in the case of pulmonary embolism, it causes a serious medical emergency. There are further possible consequences including stroke and even heart attack.
There are specific symptoms that identify the condition. The following include the most common:
- Trouble breathing after surgery or sitting up for a long period
- Warmness, pain, swelling and redness in the lower leg
- White legs, or blue and swollen legs
Correct diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis is vital. If the blood clot breaks free, it can potentially cause death in under a minute. This is very serious, and if you believe that you have a claim for the failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis, Mr. Weinberg can help you. With over 40 years of experience in the field of medical malpractice, he has the skills needed to assist you with such a claim. Looking for a lawyer for deep vein thrombosis injuries in Los Angeles? Contact our Los Angeles office today in cases of deep vein thrombosis that was misdiagnosed or treated incorrectly. We offer a free initial case evaluation!