Failure in diagnosing DVT – £140,000

Mr Jenkins attended hospital after developing a sudden pain in his left calf. He was advised to see his GP who prescribed antibiotics and painkillers. His condition worsened and despite going back to hospital on two further occasions no action was taken. Mr Jenkins began to have breathing difficulties and he was urgently admitted to hospital with suspected DVT/pulmonary embolism. He collapsed and died before treatment could be started.

We pursued a misdiagnosis claim on behalf of Mr Jenkins’s family as the DVT should have been diagnosed and treated earlier, thereby avoiding the pulmonary embolism.

 

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