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Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Compensation
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.
A subarachnoid haemorrhage is the term used to describe an injury where pressure on the brain is increased due to bleeding in the space between the brain and the skull. This can be created by blood vessels bursting or leaking.
JMW's clinical negligence team has helped many people who have endured significant complications due to a lack of care to make successful compensation claims. With years of experience, we have a thorough understanding of how a subarachnoid haemorrhage can affect your life, and handle every claim with sensitivity and care. We have handled many subarachnoid haemorrhage claims on behalf of clients who have suffered due to negligence.
Speak to one of our expert solicitors today if you or a family member have suffered following a misdiagnosis or lack of care for a free initial chat about your circumstances. We provide no win, no fee legal services for subarachnoid haemorrhage claims we take on. Contact us today by calling 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back.
How JMW Can Help
Sometimes things go wrong and a subarachnoid haemorrhage is not diagnosed and treated in good time. This can make it impossible for sufferers to recover as they otherwise would have done.
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 affected to seek justice, providing guidance and support throughout the claims process.
We are highly experienced in claims of this type and will 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 warning signs.
If a patient has symptoms, and a medical professional does not act accordingly, leading to a more disabling or even fatal haemorrhage, then this may be negligent.
Negligence may also occur if mistakes are made during operations to repair a brain aneurysm, which can lead to more damage than if the surgery had not been performed at all.
In any case, where clinical negligence caused a subarachnoid haemorrhage, a misdiagnosis, or a worsening of your condition, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Compensation can help you to pay for any private medical care or lifestyle changes you need to make to accommodate your injury and its impact on your life, and may include provisions for:
- The pain and suffering caused
- Loss of income
- Therapy costs
- Full or part-time care
- Suitable accommodation
How Much Does it Cost to Make a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Claim?
Most of our subarachnoid haemorrhage negligence claims are funded through a conditional fee agreement on a no win, no fee basis.
What this means is that if you lose your case and aren’t awarded any compensation, you will not have to pay any fees, as long as you take out insurance with our recommended providers. Recovering from a subarachnoid haemorrhage can be expensive, but with JMW there is no financial risk to you if you choose to make a claim.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Injury Claim?
Every single case of subarachnoid haemorrhage negligence is different. With this in mind, the final amount of compensation awarded for this claim will always differ depending on the case. The amount of compensation awarded will be based on the severity of the injury, how much it has affected your daily life and other factors.
You may be entitled to money to cover:
- Loss of earnings both future and past
- Long-term care
- House adaptations required
- Therapy, equipment and aids
These are things that will help to maximise your chance of recovery and help you get back to independent living, and by claiming the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled, you can ensure that you have everything you need for your recovery.
To find out more about how much you may be able to claim for your particular subarachnoid haemorrhage case, get in touch with us today on 0345 872 6666, or fill out our contact form and a member of the team will call you back at your convenience.
How Much Time Do I Have to Make a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Claim?
If you believe that you have the right to make a subarachnoid haemorrhage claim, it’s very important that you seek advice from a lawyer that specialises in these cases as early as you can. This is due to the fact that there are some strict time limits on when you can make a claim.
In general, you can usually make a subarachnoid haemorrhage claim within three years from the date that the incident occurred or the date that you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to medical negligence.
Will the Medical Professional Apologise if Proven Wrong?
As part of the clinical negligence claims process, it is often possible to obtain an apology for clients from the healthcare trust; however, not always.
A subarachnoid haemorrhage is a life-threatening, and potentially life-changing, injury so, while an apology may be appreciated, if it is not forthcoming, we can still continue your case in order to recuperate some of what you are owed.
FAQs About Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Claims
What should I do if I think a subarachnoid haemorrhage has been misdiagnosed?
If you return to a doctor, you will be able to get a CT scan, which is the most common method of diagnosis of brain haemorrhages. This might be the best course of action as getting treatment as soon as possible is the most important factor.
If you believe you may be entitled to make a subarachnoid haemorrhage compensation claim, then you should contact an experienced solicitor as soon as possible. The team of specialist medical negligence solicitors here at JMW are experts in these complex cases and will ensure you receive the maximum payment you deserve if your case is successful.
To begin the process of making your subarachnoid haemorrhage compensation claim, give us a call today and provide us with some details on your case. We will then go over the next steps and provide you with advice on whether we believe we can take on your case.
What will my solicitor do?
Our expert clinical negligence solicitors work with leading and independent medical experts who can advise if the case you received was negligent. The experts will also be able to say whether with the right treatment the outcome would have been different.
Once we have these expert reports, we will write to the healthcare trust responsible to set out the facts of the case and our allegations. We will also instruct a barrister who will draft legal documents to help us win your case, and provide advice and guidance at each stage.
With this specialist legal team on your side, the aim is to negotiate compensation for any long-term injuries that medical errors have left you with.
Of course, we understand that a financial claim will not change what has happened, but it will bring other benefits that can help you and the people around you to have the best possible quality of life.
How will my solicitor know if my treatment was negligent?
The first step is to request your medical records and complete a thorough review of these to see if there were any problems with the care that may have been negligent. Next, we will instruct leading medical experts who practise in the relevant medical fields to provide their opinion in the form of reports. It is these expert reports that will ultimately determine whether the treatment was negligent or not.
How long will it take for me to receive compensation?
Clinical negligence claims are complex by nature, and each has its own individual factors that can influence how long it takes to settle. A lot also comes down to how responsive and efficient the healthcare trust we are dealing with is and the availability of the leading experts that are critical to the case.
JMW’s aim is always to ensure the case proceeds as quickly as possible and we work very hard to achieve that with all aspects that are within our control. We will not hesitate to recommend steps that can be taken if there are unacceptable delays by the other side.
Talk to Us
To discuss your subarachnoid haemorrhage claim with a solicitor, get in touch by calling 0345 872 6666, or by filling in our online enquiry form to request a call back. We can provide no win, no fee legal services, and a free consultation about your situation and how we might be able to help you.