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Brain haemorrhage symptoms

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.

Delayed diagnosis of brain haemorrhage

A delay in diagnosis or incorrect treatment of a brain haemorrhage can cause catastrophic brain damage or even be fatal. Our specialist solicitors can find out what went wrong and get you or your family the answers and compensation that are needed.

Effects of a brain injury

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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Frequently asked questions
How long will my claim take?

All claims are different and this depends upon when a final prognosis is known and a claim can be valued.

Once we obtain an admission of liability in your case we can request an immediate payment to help with your needs and put support in place.

What will the first steps be?

We will discuss your circumstances at a time and place to suit you – in person, at your home or on the telephone. We can request your medical records at the outset free of charge.  Once we have reviewed your records we can advise you further and appoint suitable experts to provide their opinion on your potential claim.

Will I have to go to court?

Medical negligence claims rarely go to court, with only a small percentage of the more complex cases ending up there. However, in the unlikely event that your case reaches court, we will be by your side throughout the process.

 

When will be damages be paid?

As soon as we possibly can, we will obtain an early payment for you to support any immediate financial needs you have.  This can help you obtain care, therapy, accommodation and rehabilitation. The sooner you investigate a potential claim the sooner an early payment can be made if you are successful.

 

What can I claim for?

The aim of compensation is to put you in the financial position you would have been in had it not been for the injury/negligence in question. We recognise that this is sometimes impossible, but we can work with you and the best experts to ensure all your needs are assessed and costed to help you transform your life for the better, and to give you financial security for the future. 

 

How much is my claim worth?

It is difficult to advise upon the value of your claim at the outset given the complexity of the issues involved.  However, if you have sustained a life changing injury then damages are likely to be substantial.  Once the correct expert evidence is obtained and when a final prognosis is known we can advise you further.  Our role is to maximise the compensation you receive and we specialise in doing so.

Are there any time limits to pursue a claim?

It is important to pursue your claim as quickly as possible due to time limits and to also enable us to help you obtain compensation as soon as possible. This is especially the case in complex cases as the process can be lengthy.

You have to start your claim within 3-years (limitation period) from when the injury occurred or when you first became aware of any potential negligence or injury as a result.  However, the time limit only begins when a child reaches 18 years of age.

For someone who lacks capacity to pursue any litigation, the 3-year time period may never start to run although capacity can return or be intermittent.

You should always seek legal advice upon the relevant limitation period in your circumstances.

 

Will my claim be reported in the press?

We will always respect your right to privacy wherever possible.  Sometimes, clients want details of any settlement to be made public or there may be publicity surrounding the case in certain circumstances.  If this occurs we can support you in managing any contact with the media to ensure you are in control of any publicity that occurs.

 

What if I have already been told I don’t have a case?

We can provide a second opinion free of charge. We have acted for many clients who have been told they don’t have a case, but by looking at the claim in a different way and with our expertise, we have gone on to be successful.

 

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