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Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Negligence Claims
If a subarachnoid haemorrhage is misdiagnosed or has received improper treatment due to medical negligence it can lead to significant brain damage and, in the worst cases, death.
JMW’s clinical negligence team has helped many people who have endured malpractice and a lack of care to make successful claims for compensation and we have a thorough understanding of this area. We have many years of experience in suing the NHS or a private practitioner on behalf of clients who have suffered due to negligence.
Speak to a solicitor if you or a family member have suffered following a misdiagnosis or lack of care. Contact us today by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back. We provide no win, no fee legal services.
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How JMW Can Help
The expert solicitors at JMW understand how devastating the after-effects of a subarachnoid haemorrhage can be not just for the individual but also for their family. This is why we endeavour to do all we can to help those impacted to seek justice, including providing guidance and support throughout the claims process.
We are highly experienced in claims of this type and will work tirelessly to help you get the outcome and compensation you deserve. Our medical negligence team is among the most highly-regarded in the UK and includes members of the Law Society’s specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors as well as the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors’ panel.
Making a Claim for Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Negligence
Diagnosing a subarachnoid haemorrhage is not always simple as early symptoms, such as headaches can be easily dismissed as something less serious. However, medical staff should understand the symptoms of this type of injury and be aware of any warning signs that should not be ignored.
If a patient has these symptoms and a medical professional does not act accordingly, leading to a more disabling or even fatal haemorrhage, that person may be deemed to have acted negligently.
Negligence may also occur if mistakes are made during operations to repair a brain aneurysm, which can subsequently lead to more damage than if the surgery had not been performed at all.
If you or a loved one have suffered unnecessarily due to medical malpractice we will use our extensive knowledge to ensure you are awarded the compensation you deserve. Compensation can help to pay for:
- The pain and suffering caused
- Loss of income
- Medical bills
- Additional care and support
- Suitable accommodation
What is a subarachnoid haemorrhage?
A subarachnoid haemorrhage is a type of brain injury that involves a sudden leak of blood from a ruptured blood vessel in the brand. It is usually caused by a combination of the circulating blood’s pressure and a weakness in the vessel wall (aneurysm). The higher the blood pressure the greater the risk of a weakened vessel bursting.
What are the symptoms of a subarachnoid haemorrhage?
There are a number of initial symptoms of subarachnoid haemorrhage, including sudden, intense headaches and pain at the back of the head. These can often be followed by vomiting, collapsing and loss of consciousness.
If you are concerned about your own health or that of a family member it is important that you consult your doctor immediately.
What are the causes of a subarachnoid haemorrhage?
Blood leakage will often come at a time of physical effort, including lifting heavy objects, coughing, sexual intercourse, going to the toilet and straining.
Who is at risk of a subarachnoid haemorrhage?
Some people are more likely to suffer a subarachnoid haemorrhage than others, with those who smoke, have high blood pressure or are in the older age bracket being more at risk. Although this type of problem is more common as people get older it can also happen to people without any of the risk factors mentioned above.
Are there other types of haemorrhage?
Yes, other types of brain haemorrhage include extradural haemorrhage, which may occur following a head injury in a contact sport, and subdural haemorrhage, which happens over a longer period of time following trauma to the head.