A misdiagnosis or failure to correctly treat a subarachnoid haemorrhage can result in serious brain injury with lifelong disability, or death. Early diagnosis and treatment of a subarachnoid haemorrhage is critical.
We understand the complexities involved in these difficult claims and have helped a number of clients recover compensation where they experienced disability or the loss of a loved one upon whom they were dependent owing to a negligent failure to treat subarachnoid haemorrhage correctly.
How can Boyes Turner help?
Our medical negligence team are highly experienced in securing compensation for brain injured and severely disabled clients whose disability arose, wholly or in part, from negligent delays in their medical treatment.
Brain injury cases arising from SAH are complex and are often defended on the basis that even with prompt treatment the patient would have suffered some brain damage from the bleeding into the brain. These claims require expert specialist handling by brain injury specialists.
Where our client’s surgical treatment for SAH has been negligently delayed, causing additional severe brain injury and consequent disability, our experienced specialist brain injury lawyers work hard to make sure that the full extent of our client’s additional injury and disability and its impact on their life is properly assessed, rehabilitated early , and appropriately compensated.
We work closely with our trusted medical experts to investigate whether the care that our client received from ambulance, A&E and neurosurgical teams met acceptable standards for this life-threatening condition, and whether previous opportunities to identify and minimise our client’s risk of SAH from cerebral aneurysm rupture were acted upon by their doctors.
With liability established, we apply for early interim payments to facilitate early intervention and rehabilitation and therapies, and to meet the costs of necessary care, home adaptations and specialist equipment. Interim payments can also alleviate the financial hardship that is suffered when our client is unable to return to work following a brain injury.
We assess the extent and lifelong impact of the brain injury and loss of function and the compensation required to meet our client’s needs with the help of experts in a variety of disciplines. These depend on the circumstances of each individual’s case but often include care and case managers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and psychologists.
We ensure that our clients’ damages settlements are structured to provide them with security and flexibility using lump sum and index-linked annual payments (PPOs) according to their needs.
Where negligent delays in the treatment of a patient with SAH has caused their death, we help the deceased’s dependents claim compensation for their loss.
To speak to a member of our experienced brain injury claims team please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org .