Delayed diagnosis of stroke
Strokes are a medical emergency. It is important to get medical attention, fast. If not treated in time, or prevented from occurring in the first place, strokes can cause debilitating brain damage by cutting off or reducing the oxygen supply to the brain for a period of time.
Some people are at higher risk of stroke than others, and sometimes claims can arise where a GP or other medical professional has failed to provide the appropriate medication or treatment to a patient that would have prevented a stroke occurring.
Claims are also possible when someone has gone to their GP or hospital with early symptoms of a stroke, and has not been given the necessary tests and treatment in time, or has been incorrectly diagnosed and sent away.
Compensation after stroke
A brain injury caused by stroke will often leave behind serious and permanent disabilities for the sufferer, leading to the need for care, therapies, aids and equipment, adapted housing and a host of other costly rehabilitation needs.
Compensation from a medical negligence claim can provide the financial security to cover these costs, allowing access to the best support and rehabilitation to achieve the best possible recovery.
How we can help
Our specialist brain injury solicitors have helped many clients who have been left with speech problems, mobility problems and a loss of cognitive and other abilities because of a stroke, by successfully proving that medical negligence was the cause, and then obtaining compensation to provide the best rehabilitation available. Contact us for some free and informal expert advice to see if we can help you.