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Subdural Haematoma Compensation Claims
If you or a family member have suffered as a result of negligent medical treatment relating to a subdural haematoma, you may be entitled to claim compensation for what you have been through.
The medical negligence solicitors at JMW have many years of experience in handling claims of this kind and securing significant financial compensation on behalf of our clients
Not only will we provide the expertise and legal support you need at every stage of the claims process, we will also go about our work with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity. This combination of experience, determination to achieve results and approachability means we are one of the UK’s leading clinical negligence teams.
Find out more about how we can help with your subdural haematoma claim by contacting us today. Simply call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry formand we will get back to you as soon as we can. We are able to take on cases on a no win, no fee basis.
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How JMW Can Help
Our solicitors specialise in helping the victims of medical negligence to claim the compensation they deserve for the pain and suffering they have experienced. We are well versed in pursuing claims the NHS and private healthcare providers on behalf of people who have suffered because of medical negligence.
We provide clear, easy-to-understand legal advice, and our team is friendly and approachable. We are experts in this area of law and will put you in the strongest possible position to gain a significant financial award, regardless of how complex the case may seem.
Our medical negligence team includes members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel. It is headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones and is regarded as one of the very best in the country for this area of law.
How to Make a Subdural Haematoma Claim
A subdural haematoma is a build-up of blood between the surface of the brain and the skull, which can be exceptionally damaging, carrying a high risk of death or severe disability
The condition must be diagnosed and treated - usually via surgery - quickly and accurately to avoid serious complications.
However, if treatment or diagnosis is delayed, or a misdiagnosis is supplied, this may constitute serious medical negligence that can have a devastating impact on the life of the patient.
If this has happened to you or someone you know, JMW’s expert medical negligence solicitors will investigate the full details of your case, consulting evidence from medical reports and speaking to independent experts to further strengthen your claim.
Where possible, we will also work to obtain interim payments to help pay for any immediate care requirements you may have, and will aim to settle the claim at the earliest opportunity
What are the symptoms of subdural haematoma?
The many symptoms of a subdural haematoma can include:
- Headaches that keep getting worse
- Feeling sick and vomiting
- Weakness in the limbs
- Personality changes and mood swings
- Loss of consciousness
Symptoms tend to show soon after a severe head injury (acute subdural haematoma). In rare instances, they can also develop a few days or even weeks following a minor head injury (subacute or chronic subdural haematom
According to the NHS, the condition is very serious and carries a high risk of death, particularly in older people and those with severe brain damage. Those who survive can take a long time to recover, often being left with physical and/or mental disabilities.
What are the causes of subdural haematoma?
A subdural haematoma happens when damage is caused to a blood vessel located in the subdural space, which is the space between the brain and the skull. This damage results in the formation of a blood clot as blood escapes from the blood vessel. Pressure is then placed on the brain and this can cause significant damage.
Severe head injuries, such as those caused following a fall or car accident, are the primary causes of the condition, although minor bumps to the head can also be a cause. You may be at greater risk of subdural haematoma if you suffer from a minor head injury and you:
- Are taking blood-thinning medication
- Are over the age of 60
- Have a history of alcohol misuse
How is it treated?
Surgery is usually required immediately following a subdural haematoma. The types of surgery typically carried out are:
- Craniotomy - Surgeons can remove the haematoma by temporarily removing a section of the skull
- Burr holes - The haematoma can be drained via the drilling of a small hole and the insertion of a tube into the skull