Q: I developed a pulmonary embolism from work comp surgery, what should I do?

In January I slipped and fell on the job and severed my patellar tendon. The injury required surgical reattachment and for two days after surgery I was told not to move from my bed. I wasn't not sent home on any type of anticoagulants or with an exercise machine and I developed a DVT which led to a PE. I spent 4 days in the hospital then I was released on Xarelto. Three months later, I was rushed to the hospital again after experiencing what I thought was a heart attack, only to find that I had developed numerous more PE's and they found a second DVT that had been in my arm since the first incident (so they assume). I'm wondering if I should contact an attorney? I won't be able to renew my CDL until I get these issues resolved. Would work comp be responsible for s settlement since it's generally accepted that the surgery was the factor for these clots?

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Peter N. Munsing

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A: I assume you have a comp attorney. Ask them. If you don't have one , contact a member of the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults.

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