Blood Clots

Lack of VTE Assessment Leads to Patient Death

Failure to conduct a venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment led to the death of Nicola Tweedy, reports the Daily Mail.

Nicola Tweedy

Nicola Tweedy died two days after having surgery on her varicose veins

Awarding Nicola’s husband a six figure payment, the inquest “heard medics at the hospital failed to carry out a basic thrombosis risk check because of an ‘oversight’”:

A husband whose wife died ‘needlessly’ two days after varicose vein surgery has been awarded a six-figure compensation pay out.

Bosses at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital issued an apology to Chris Tweedy, in the wake of the death of his wife Nicola.

The 54-year-old suffered a fatal blood clot in her lungs and died just two days after the procedure …

Consultant vascular surgeon Robert Brightwell admitted to the inquest in March that a thrombosis risk assessment had not been completed.

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According to the CDC, between 60,000-100,000 Americans die each year of VTE.

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