Vascular Claims

Vascular disease is an abnormal condition of the blood vessels. The most common vascular diseases are stroke, peripheral artery disease (PAD), abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), carotid artery disease (CAD), pulmonary embolism (blood clots) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

One problem that we see often is in relation to the management of peripheral artery disease (PAD).  This is a common condition where a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles. It’s also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD).

The symptoms of vascular disease can develop slowly, over time.  If your symptoms develop quickly, or get suddenly worse, it could be a sign of a serious problem requiring immediate treatment.

Time is often of the essence when treating vascular disease. If you have concerns over the treatment of your vascular condition, speak to one of our team today.

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What are the symptoms of PAD?

  • hair loss on your legs and feet
  • numbness or weakness in the legs
  • brittle, slow-growing toenails
  • ulcers (open sores) on your feet and legs, which do not heal
  • changing skin colour on your legs, such as turning pale or blue
  • shiny skin
  • the muscles in your legs shrinking (wasting)

Can I claim Compensation resulting from Vascular Negligence?

Compensation can be claimed as a result of:


  • failure on behalf of the surgeon or a doctor to diagnose a vascular disease in a prompt and reasonable manner
  • failure in interpretation of tests results leading to a delay in diagnosis and treatment of the vascular disease
  • an insufficient or unreasonable treatment provided such as failure to provide anticoagulant medication to a patient with a history of DVT leading to pulmonary embolism
  • failure to properly consider and manage the risks of vascular injury arising from surgery
  • failure in management of ulceration or pressure sores in patients with diabetes therefore leading to avoidable amputations

What do you need to prove to bring a vascular claim?

We must be able to show that the medical professionals involved in this case, breached their duty of care by acting in such way that no reasonable or responsible body of medical opinion would agree with them.  We must also be able to show that any alleged breach of duty has caused some form of additional injury or damage which but for that breach, would not have been suffered.

How long do I have to claim? Is there a time limit?

In medical negligence, the law allows you three years to bring a claim. This three-year time period begins from the date of the alleged negligence. However, in some cases, the three-year period may start later. It is therefore best to contact one of our lawyers before determining whether you are out of time to bring a claim.

How much compensation will I recover for a claim for a vascular injury?

Compensation can vary widely and depends on the circumstances of each case. Compensation may be modest if the symptoms you developed are minor and settle within couple of days, with no substantial treatment being necessary.


If however, the injury caused as a direct result of the negligent treatment is severe, causing problems that will have a significant impact on your life, then the compensation could be worth a significant amount.


It is important to mention that the Claimants are entitled to pursue a claim for compensation for their pain, suffering and loss of amenity and the level of compensation is determined by the medical evidence. This is known as ‘General Damages’.


In addition to a physical or psychological injury, very often Claimants will incur additional financial losses as a result of the negligence. This can include lost earnings, travel costs, care or assistance costs, and funeral costs if someone passes away due to negligence. These are known as ‘Special Damages’ and will often form the biggest part of the claim, ensuring that Claimants are restored to the position that they would have been in, had the negligent treatment not occurred in the first place.

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Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
Local We have offices across the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Cheltenham.
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