Strokes Caused by Medical Negligence

What Is A Stroke?

The brain needs a constant supply of blood, containing important nutrients and oxygen for the brain cells, in order to function effectively.

A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to a particular area of the brain is cut off. This causes the brain cells in the area deprived of blood to be damaged or die.

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What Is Medical Negligence?

A duty of care is owed by all medical professionals to their patients when it comes to diagnosis, advice and treatment.

A medical professional is accountable if they do not provide a reasonable standard of care while practising medicine, putting a patient at risk of foreseeable harm.

All patients should expect not to be put at risk by the conduct of their medical professional. If they are put at risk in diagnosis or treatment and a stroke results, it is likely that there is a breach of a duty of care, making it the patient’s right to pursue a claim for compensation.

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What Can We Do For You?

We understand that it can be stressful, upsetting and even devastating if a poor diagnosis or poor treatment from a medical practitioner that you have placed your trust in has caused a stroke with life-changing effects.

The extensive experience amongst our panel of expert serious injury solicitors means that they recognise the importance of your claim and will do all they can to make sure your claim is a successful one and maximise your compensation while being supportive and compassionate for your emotional needs.

Can I Claim?

You may be able to claim if you or a loved one has had a stroke as a result of negligent medical conduct in diagnosis or treatment by any health professional if, before the stroke occurred, the health professional attending to you:

  • Did not diagnose the common symptoms of the imminent stroke
  • Did not correctly or suitably treat the common symptoms of the imminent stroke
  • Did not continue treatment to prevent a stroke before a surgical procedure
  • Wrongly diagnosed the imminent stroke as another condition
  • Delayed in treating the risk of a stroke despite recognising that risk
  • Did not inform you of all the risks associated with a treatment that triggered the stroke, which deprived you of the right to provide informed consent before the commencement of treatment

What Will My Compensation Award Consist Of?

The incapacitating effects of a stroke may have a devastating impact on all aspects of your life, causing you to become dependant on those closest to you because of your compromised independence.

This means that the amount of the compensation award for strokes caused by medical negligence tends to be very high in order that the injured person may get specialist treatment and have financial security.

We understand that no matter how high the compensation award, it will not negate the pain and suffering you have gone through as a result of the medical negligence that caused your stroke. However, we know that the compensation from a successful claim can make your life, and the life of those around you, a little bit more comfortable and secure in terms of taking care of the costs of treatment and care and securing your financial future.

Our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors have extensive experience in stroke cases and can recover compensation from the insurers of private and NHS health professionals based on various factors, including:

  • Pain, suffering and loss of amenity in the past and future
  • The full costs of private medical treatment and care in the past and future
  • The full costs of home and vehicle adaptations
  • The full cost of aids that assist with everyday activities
  • The full cost of travel to and from the hospital
  • Loss of earnings if you were in employment at the time of suffering the stroke

In some stroke related medical negligence cases, the courts have awarded seven figure sums to cover the injuries and associated financial losses suffered. The amount of compensation awarded depends on a number of considerations, including:

  • The severity of the stroke
  • The extent of the injured person’s disabilities following the stroke
  • The age of the injured person with regards to lost potential earnings
  • The number of people and the age of those dependant on the potential earnings of the injured person

Are There Any Time Restrictions To My Claim?

Court proceedings for stroke related medical negligence compensation claims must be initiated before 3 years have passed since it was determined that you had suffered a stroke due to medical negligence.

Once this period of 3 years has expired, a claim cannot be brought unless the injured person lacks the mental capacity to manage their own legal affairs.

If you want to claim compensation due to a loved one who has died as a result of a stroke caused by negligent diagnosis or treatment by a medical professional, court proceedings must be initiated before 3 years have passed since the date of the person’s death.

Why Our Specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors?

Our expert panel of solicitors are experienced in stroke related medical negligence claims and have been successful in pursuing compensation claims for many people who have suffered such a life-changing event. Many of them have even undertaken medical courses in order to be as knowledgeable as they possibly can be about these claims.

Once you have contacted us to begin the process of your claim, one of our specialist medical negligence advisors will consider the merits of your claim before it is referred on to our expert panel of medical negligence solicitors. If they agree that your claim has merit, they will advise you on the next steps in order that you may be fully compensated for the injuries and associated financial losses that were suffered through no fault of your own.

If you aren’t sure whether the stroke you suffered was the result of the negligent diagnosis or treatment of a medical professional and you are unsure who is at fault, contact us now and our specialist stroke related medical negligence advisors will provide an assessment of your claim for FREE and WITHOUT OBLIGATION.

We can help you to maximise your compensation and to rebuild your life following a serious injury. You have three easy options: either call us on Freephone 0800 014 2652, fill in our START YOUR CLAIM NOW form, or request a call back using our Call Me Back form.

Once one of these steps has been taken by you, a member of our serious injury claims team will contract you to discuss the merits of your claim for FREE and WITHOUT OBLIGATION.