Q: Hospital didn’t take percationary measures to prevent DVTs while completely immobile for 3 weeks unde there care.

I was hospitalized for about a month completely confined to my bed unable to move from my bed to even go to the bathroom From a serious life threatening infection in the joint in my hip... already known to have and at very high risk for blood clots, they did not take any precautionary measures to prevent me from getting blood clots in my legs. After being released I had to go back into the er because of pain in my leg and it was swollen 3 x the size and they discovered a blood clot in my right leg and immidiat hospitalization putting my life at higher risk for death then it already is from infection. Do I have a possible law suit because of this. This is my life we are talking about

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. I'm sorry for your ordeal. Unfortunately, it is difficult for an attorney to offer meaningful input here - your situation calls for a medical opinion. As a starting point, you could reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss in further detail. If a law firm was confident that you could have a solid basis for a case, they would request your records and review them with a medical professional. Most firms that handle med mal cases offer free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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