Failure to conduct a venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk assessment led to the death of Nicola Tweedy, reports the Daily Mail.
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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A reminder to clinicians to use:
- The OB VTE Safety Recommendations to assess and treat pregnant mothers for VTE.
- The Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations to assess and treat stroke patients.