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Delayed diagnosis of brain haemorrhage

A brain haemorrhage can be caused by a number of factors, such as a blow to the head (during an accident or assault) or an aneurysm, or can be associated with high blood pressure or blood-clotting disorders.

The symptoms often associated with a brain haemorrhage include a severe sudden headache, nausea or vomiting, tingling or weakness in the limbs, and changes in vision. Unfortunately, when a patient seeks medical advice about any of these symptoms, the doctor may not appreciate that they could be related to a brain haemorrhage. A less serious condition, such as a migraine, stress or a sickness bug might be diagnosed. This can lead to a catastrophic delay in diagnosis of the haemorrhage and getting appropriate treatment, leading to permanent brain injury.

Effects of brain haemorrhage

A brain injury caused by a haemorrhage can lead to serious and life-altering disabilities. A person may need care and assistance with daily living, adapted accommodation, specialist therapies and other rehabilitation. The psychological impact for both the brain injured person and their families can be huge. Investigating whether there is a medical negligence claim and getting compensation can ensure that the right care and support is put in place, and enhance recovery and quality of life.

Why choose us?

We have a team of specialist brain injury solicitors with many years of experience in getting life-changing compensation for our clients. We will talk to you about what happened, review your medical records and advise as to whether we think you have a claim, all at no cost to you.

We want the best possible outcome for you and we are not afraid to fight hard to ensure that where negligence has occurred, it is proved. In reality, no amount of money will turn back the clock but it can give you financial security and peace of mind by supporting your family’s needs both now and in the future. Where we can, we will ensure we obtain early payments to enable you to meet immediate needs such as care, equipment and accommodation. Our priority is to support you through this process and wherever possible obtain much-needed financial support for you and your loved ones.

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