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Have you had a blood clot that caused injury?
Blood clots are extremely serious medical conditions which can cause permanent disability or even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 100,000 people die each year due to blood clots. There is a limited amount of time to diagnose and treat blood clots. If the treatment is not administered correctly and swiftly, an individual could face further health complications and possibly death.
If your physician caused or failed to prevent your blood clot injury, they could be held liable in court. Our attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have over 35 years of experience fighting to seek justice for our clients. We successfully recovered $4 million for a client due to the negligent hematological management of a disseminated intravascular coagulation disorder which resulted in death.
A knowledgeable Brooklyn blood clot injury lawyer could help you seek compensation for the injuries and damages you sustained due to the negligent actions of your healthcare provider. Learning more about your legal rights and options could help you make the best decision for you and your family. Speak to an experienced medical malpractice attorney today and learn how a lawyer could help hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries.
Consequences of Blood Clots
When an individual is injured, a blood clot is formed to stop the body from excessively bleeding. However, sometimes blood clots or coagulation occurs unnecessarily. It is imperative that individuals suffering from a blood clot promptly receive an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a clot that forms deep within the major veins, such as in the legs or the pelvis. They have the potential to break off and travel through the heart and into the lungs. Once in the lungs, it is known as a pulmonary embolism and could block or decrease blood flow, causing severe injury or even death.
Healthcare Provider Liability
A seasoned Brooklyn blood clot lawyer could review a case to determine who is responsible for the patient’s injuries. The various parties who could bear responsibility for a plaintiff’s damages include:
- Hospital staff
- Laboratory staff
- Equipment manufacturers
It is the job of healthcare providers to prevent, detect, and treat blood clots properly. For example, sedentary, elderly, and post-operative patients should be given compression stockings or medications to help prevent blood clots. When a blood clot is suspected or detected, treatment should be given as soon as possible.
When a healthcare provider fails to take reasonable care, our attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. could hold them accountable in court for their actions or inaction. If a jury determines that the defendant is responsible for damages, they may have to pay the plaintiff compensation.
Do Blood Clot Injury Cases in Brooklyn Settle?
The formal process of a blood clot injury lawsuit begins when the claim is filed in court as noted in New York Civil Practice Law & Rules §304. Settlement negotiations could begin before and during trial. Individuals should speak to an experienced attorney about the benefits and consequences of settling their case.
Sometimes it is beneficial for both the plaintiff and the defendant to avoid going to trial. A settlement is less time-consuming and less expensive than trial. The defendant may wish to protect their reputation or public image by not going to trial while the plaintiff may wish to avoid an emotionally charged day or days in court.
There must be convincing evidence to prove negligence. The plaintiff’s attorney must illustrate that the defendant breached the standard duty of care which caused damages in order for a settlement to be a potential option in resolving the case.
Connect with a Brooklyn Blood Clot Injury Attorney
Medical professionals use their extensive training, knowledge, and experience to treat their patients in a reasonably prudent manner. When they fail to do so, especially when it comes to treating or preventing blood clots, their action or lack thereof could cause severe injuries and damages.
Our attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. are experienced in handling blood clot injury cases in Brooklyn. We fight for the rights of patients injured by negligent medical professionals. Speak to a Brooklyn blood clot injury lawyer who understands the devastation caused by a negligent healthcare provider and could advocate on your behalf to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one was harmed by a blood clot that was not diagnosed or was mistreated by your doctor, call our firm today to learn how we may be able to help you.