Month: September 2016

DVT (blood clots) and Pulmonary Embolism

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that often begins in your leg, and moves its way up to your lungs and blocks blood vessels. It can damage the lungs and other organs that could lead to heart failure, due to lack of oxygen in the blood.

Although DVT can happen for no apparent reason it’s generally linked to people being immobile for a long period of time like passengers on long haul flights or being bedridden. Pregnant women are also at risk from DVT, and it has been linked in some cases with women who take the contraceptive pill. People who have suffered heart failure or cancer are also at risk from DVT as well.
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Appendicitis Misdiagnosis & Negligent Compensation Claims

Appendicitis is where the appendix becomes inflamed and painful. If appendicitis is not treated, the appendix can burst, which can be life threatening. Appendicitis can be caused by a blockage which can then cause the appendix to become inflamed and lead to ruptures.

In order to treat appendicitis, the patient will normally need to undergo an operation to remove the appendix. Appendicitis needs to be spotted and treated quickly to reduce further complications that can be life threatening.

But what happens if something goes wrong with your treatment or diagnosis, and this causes significant medical problems?
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