Brain haemorrhage symptomsThe symptoms often associated with a brain haemorrhage include a severe sudden headache, nausea or vomiting, tingling or weakness in the limbs, and changes in vision. Unfortunately, when a patient seeks medical advice about any of these symptoms, the doctor may not appreciate that they could be related to a brain haemorrhage. A less serious condition, such as a migraine, stress or a sickness bug might be diagnosed. This can lead to a catastrophic delay in diagnosis of the haemorrhage and getting appropriate treatment, leading to permanent brain injury.
Delayed diagnosis of brain haemorrhageA delay in diagnosis or incorrect treatment of a brain haemorrhage can cause catastrophic brain damage or even be fatal. Our specialist solicitors can find out what went wrong and get you or your family the answers and compensation that are needed.
Effects of a brain injuryA brain injury caused by a haemorrhage can lead to serious and life-altering disabilities. A person may need care and assistance with daily living, adapted accommodation, specialist therapies and other rehabilitation. The psychological impact for both the brain-injured person and their families can be huge. Investigating whether there is a medical negligence claim and getting compensation can ensure that the right care and support is put in place, and enhance recovery and quality of life.
Why choose us?We have a team of specialist brain injury solicitors with many years of experience in getting life-changing compensation for our clients. We will talk to you about what happened, review your medical records and advise as to whether we think you have a claim, all at no cost to you. We want the best possible outcome for you and we are not afraid to fight hard to ensure that where negligence has occurred, it is proved. In reality, no amount of money will turn back the clock but it can give you financial security and peace of mind by supporting your family’s needs both now and in the future. Where we can, we will ensure we obtain early payments to enable you to meet immediate needs such as care, equipment and accommodation. Our priority is to support you through this process and wherever possible obtain much-needed financial support for you and your loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury you may be able to make a claim and gain compensation. A brain injury can occur for a number of reasons. We help support people have suffered a brain injury for one of the following reasons:
- Road traffic accidents;
- Accidents at work;
- Surgical Injuries;
- Medical Negligence
All brain injury claims are different and this depends upon when a final prognosis is known and a claim can be valued.
Once we obtain an admission of liability in your case we can request an immediate payment to help with your needs and put support in place.
Brain injury claims due to medical negligence rarely go to court, with only a small percentage of the more complex cases ending up there. However, in the unlikely event that your case reaches court, we will be by your side throughout the process.
It is important to pursue your brain injury claim as quickly as possible due to time limits and to also enable us to help you obtain compensation as soon as possible. This is especially the case in complex cases as the process can be lengthy.
You have to start your claim within 3-years (limitation period) from when the injury occurred or when you first became aware of any potential negligence or injury as a result. However, the time limit only begins when a child reaches 18 years of age.
For someone who lacks capacity to pursue any litigation, the 3-year time period may never start to run although capacity can return or be intermittent.
You should always seek legal advice upon the relevant limitation period in your circumstances.
There may be several options open to you to include legal aid, No Win No Fee and legal expense insurance. We can advise you on the correct funding method for you. We have designed a No Win No Fee package to protect you from paying any costs should your claim not be successful.
We can provide a second opinion free of charge. We have acted for many clients who have been told they don’t have a case, but by looking at the claim in a different way and with our expertise, we have gone on to be successful.