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?

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

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.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.