A brain haemorrhage is bleeding in or around the brain that is usually caused by broken blood vessels. Clearly they are very serious and can lead to severe long term problems or death.
The critical aspect of avoiding or successfully treating brain haemorrhages is early diagnosis. Some of the symptoms of underlying neurological problems include:
- Severe headaches
- Vision problems
- Loss of consciousness
Medical diagnostic techniques such as CT scans and MRI scans are available which, if used quickly enough, can be invaluable in helping to diagnose these conditions. Unfortunately these symptoms are often not investigated thoroughly enough and the underlying problems that can cause brain haemorrhages go undiagnosed.
Another area where medical negligence claims arise is in the treatment of neurological conditions. These can range from mistakes made during surgery that cause brain or nerve damage to incorrect prescription or administration of drugs.
Some of the types of brain haemorrhages giving rise to medical claims are:
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage
- Cerebral haemorrhage
- Extradural haemorrhage
- Intracranial haemorrhage
We also deal with claims relating to other brain and head injuries, spinal cord injuries and aneurysms.
If you’ve suffered as a result of failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a brain haemorrhage, any neurological condition or an injury related to treatment, contact us about making a claim for compensation.
What can I claim?
The value of your claim will depend on a number of factors including:
- The nature of the injury or illness
- Whether you recover fully from the injury or illness or if it has a long term effect on your health and wellbeing
- The amount of any losses you incur as a result of the injury
You can claim compensation for the following things if they are a result of your injury:
- Pain, suffering and loss of amenity
- Loss of earnings
- Medical and nursing care costs
- Special equipment needed to carry out daily activities and any costs involved in adapting your home
- Other expenses incurred as a result of your injury, for example, travel expenses incurred whilst receiving medical treatment
Contact us to speak to one of our specialist lawyers in total confidence and they will discuss the details of your claim.