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Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 4th January, 2024

We've got your Blood Clot Claim covered


Blood clots can be extremely serious, so it’s crucial to diagnose and treat a clot promptly. Failure to do so can result in permanent disability, amputation or even death.

If you, or someone you love has experienced negligence in relation to a blood clot, you could be eligible for compensation. Types of blood clot claim:

  • Failure to prevent the development of a blood clot due to negligent care
  • Failure to test for or properly medicate patients who are more at risk of developing vascular issues, such as those with a family history of blood clots or patients who are overweight
  • Failure to prescribe blood thinning medicine to prevent blood clots

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What is the impact of medical negligence?

If left untreated, blood clots can develop into serious conditions such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or pulmonary embolism, both of which can be fatal.

We helped one client who received a medical negligence settlement after repeat surgery to an inflamed kneecap led to a dangerous blood clot and loss of mobility.

We also represented a 60-year-old nurse after a hospital failed to provide sufficient treatment following a surgical procedure which resulted in bilateral pulmonary embolism.

If you’ve suffered due to a mistake made during your diagnosis or treatment, it’s important to seek advice as soon as possible. You can speak to us today on 0330 107 5323 or fill out our contact form to start your claim.

If you’re not sure if you have a claim, then don’t worry – we can usually advise you very quickly if you have a valid claim. Our expert team will support you throughout the process of making a medical negligence claim, providing guidance and empathy during what can be a difficult time.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Blood Clot Claim?


Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Frequently asked questions about Blood Clot Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Blood Clot Claim

According to NHS Inform, some people don’t suffer any symptoms of DVT. However, others may suffer symptoms which could include: 

  • Feeling pain, swelling or tenderness in your legs, often in your calf or thigh 
  • a heavy ache in the affected area 
  • warm skin in the area of the clot 
  • red skin, particularly at the back of your leg below the knee 

Sometimes, blood clots can be missed by medical professional. Thorough testing is usually required to identify blood clots this could be a CT scan, ultrasounds or blood tests. It has been known that blood clots can be misdiagnosed as a stroke, cardiac arrest or pneumonia.

The amount of compensation you could receive for a blood clot claim will depend on the circumstances involved. Every claim is different, thus the final compensation pay-out is based on the severity of the injury you experienced. Many factors are taken into account, including the impact on your health, medical expenses, and any loss of earnings.


Meet our Blood Clot Team

  • Andrew Hesketh

    Associate, Head of Medical Negligence

  • Bilal Qasim

    Associate, Senior Solicitor

  • Georgia Briscoe

    Director of Medical Law Services

  • Kate Lozynska

    Associate, Senior Solicitor & Specialist Litigator


  • Case Study

    Sarah's Story

    "Now we have peace of mind"

    My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

    In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

    He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.