Varicose Vein Treatment can be administered in a number of ways. The more invasive procedures can include “endothermic ablations”, where the doctor will use high intensity radio waves or laser therapy to shrink the affected veins, or “sclerotherapy”, where a special foam is applied to the veins to seal them closed.
Initially, your doctor may recommend conservative treatments such as a change of lifestyle, the use of compression stockings or elevating the affected area. Furthermore, if all other treatments fail, a medical practitioner may recommend surgery to remove the veins entirely. This surgery is called ligation and stripping. Incisions are made to seal the vein at both ends and then it is subsequently removed. This can be a serious surgery that is performed under general anaesthetic. Usually, patients are able to go home the same day, but sometimes patients will need to stay in hospital overnight.
There can be a number of signs or complications with Varicose Vein Treatment, which may indicate that the surgeon or team treating you have been negligent. These include:
- Pins and needles that last more than a few weeks
- Painful and unsightly burns that fail to heal
- Nerve damage or a loss of sensitivity
- Hyper-pigmentation, i.e. changes to skin colour
- Headaches and vision problems
- Deep vein thrombosis
If you have suffered due to negligence your recovery can start with us.
As an experienced team of healthcare professionals who pride themselves on giving expert advice, we can establish your eligibility for a varicose vein compensation claim and we will guide you through the process with care and empathy. With offices in the North West and London, we can meet wherever and whenever is convenient for you.
The majority of our varicose vein claims are dealt on a No Win No Fee arrangement. This means that if we do not succeed, you will not have to pay anything.
Frequently asked questions
How is it proven that there has been negligence?
The treating medical practitioner will nearly always owe you a duty of care when carrying out this procedure. To be successful in a claim, it is necessary to show that there has been a breach of this duty and that this breach is the cause of your injuries. This could be a failure to advise a patient of the risks of the treatment or it could be poor surgical technique.