Brain Aneurysm Negligence Claims Lawyers
A brain aneurysm is a blood vessel bulge, typically brought on by the combination of a weak blood vessel wall in the brain and an increase in blood pressure. When this happens, there is an increased risk of the blood vessel bursting.
When blood vessels burst and leak into the subarachnoid area (the space between the brain and spinal cord), this is known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
Doctors can prescribe treatment to reduce the risk of a rupture if a brain aneurysm is detected early enough, particularly in cases where the risk of a rupture is high.
However, if the patient’s brain aneurysm is initially misdiagnosed, this can leave their condition untreated and increase the likelihood of a haemorrhage developing.
Sometimes doctors can misinterpret the patient’s symptoms and misdiagnose their condition, despite the various tests that doctors can use to determine whether their patient is experiencing a brain aneurysm
Any harm a patient experiences as a result of a brain aneurysm misdiagnosis may be deemed brain aneurysm negligence. If medical professionals fail to recognise brain aneurysm symptoms that would have been obvious to another doctor in the same situation, they could be committing medical negligence.
If you have experienced this type of insufficient treatment, you might be entitled to compensation. In this instance, you can increase your chances of filing a successful claim by selecting the best solicitor to assist you throughout the procedure.
Why choose us?
Everyone needs access to the same high-quality medical care. That’s why our team has devoted decades to helping those from across England and Wales who have suffered because of medical negligence.
A brain aneurysm misdiagnosis can significantly impact a person's life, but a successful claim can significantly ease the financial stress brought on by this kind of medical malpractice. What’s more, it can also help prevent this from happening to others in the future.
To find out if you have a claim, what you might be entitled to, and to receive professional assistance from a solicitor committed to assisting you in obtaining the just compensation you deserve - get in touch with our specialists today.
Simply fill out our contact form, or call us on the number at the top of this page, and one of our experts will contact you as soon as possible.
What is brain aneurysm negligence?
If you have experienced avoidable harm during your brain aneurysm treatment - be it emotional, physical or financial harm - then you could have experienced brain aneurysm negligence and may be entitled to compensation.
Some of the most common causes of brain aneurysm negligence include:
- Delays when diagnosing a brain aneurysm
- Delays in treating a brain aneurysm
- Surgery not being performed in a reasonable period of time
Typically, this delay before surgery is caused because of delays in administering the correct diagnosis.
If you believe that you, or someone close to you, could have experienced this type of medical negligence, you are not alone.
We have helped countless clients get the compensation (and closure) that they deserve. To learn more about how we can help, get in touch with us today via the number at the top of this page.
What are the causes of a brain aneurysm?
While the precise cause of a brain aneurysm can be difficult to pinpoint, these are some of the factors that can increase the likelihood of a patient experiencing a brain aneurysm:
This list is not exhaustive, and many circumstances may cause a brain aneurysm.
It is important to note that no matter what the possible cause of your brain aneurysm is, you still deserve the best possible treatment. Your doctor and healthcare professionals should thoroughly examine and investigate symptoms in accordance with the proper procedures at every stage of your treatment.
What are the symptoms of a brain aneurysm?
While possible, it is rare for an aneurysm to be detected before it starts to leak. This is because the initial symptom is usually a sudden, intense headache that lasts for more than an hour, often at the back of the head.
A correct diagnosis is made easier if the headache is followed by other symptoms, such as:
- A stiff neck
- Blurred vision
- Inability to bear bright light (photophobia)
- Loss of consciousness
However, these symptoms generally occur only with a fairly major leak. A CT scan, and sometimes a lumbar puncture, are usually performed to confirm the diagnosis.
In about 50% of cases, there is a small 'warning' leak before the serious rupture occurs. This results in a very bad headache but very few other symptoms, and it is these cases that are most often missed. It is particularly important that a correct diagnosis is made at this stage, because subsequent bleeds are usually more severe and frequently result in death or severe disability
If a brain aneurysm is detected at an early stage, before a major leak occurs, it can often be successfully treated by a neurosurgeon with the application of clips to the affected vessel.
My brain aneurysm was initially misdiagnosed. Is this medical negligence?
There are many reasons why a brain aneurysm could be misdiagnosed. After all, symptoms of the condition, such as vomiting or blurred vision can also be attributed to many other conditions. Sometimes, a misdiagnosis is unavoidable.
However, if your doctor made a mistake while examining your symptoms, or they missed a tell-tale sign of a brain aneurysm that other doctors in the same position would not have missed, and you experienced additional harm as a result of this, then you could have experienced medical negligence.
For example, if your misdiagnosed brain aneurysm worsened and caused a rupture (subarachnoid haemorrhage) because it was left untreated, you could be entitled to compensation. The value of your claim will also take into account any physical, emotional or financial hardship you experienced as a result of this negligent care.
So, do you have a claim? How much money are you entitled to? And what should you expect regarding the process of making your claim?
Seeking out expert legal counsel at this stage will help to answer some of these questions.
What are my next steps?
Money could never "make up" for the harm that negligence that results in brain aneurysms can cause - not just for the patient, but also their loved ones.
Nobody's health should be compromised as a result of medical errors that were avoidable. And yet, despite this it is very difficult to find the time and resources necessary to make a claim.
At SDS Solicitors, our team is devoted to helping you at every step of the way.
The compensation you may be awarded (in the event of a successful claim) can then go towards:
- The costs associated with any subsequent treatment required
- Ensuring the individual(s) responsible is held accountable for their errors
- Compensating you and your family for the emotional distress caused by negligence
Get in touch with us to take advantage of our decades of expertise in fighting for those who have experienced brain aneurysm negligence.
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident, and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of clinical negligence.
Our Medical Negligence Lawyers, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham, and Whitefield.
The team of Brain Injury Lawyers at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We have helped to secure substantial compensation packages for brain aneurysm negligence cases. We understand that you’ll have many questions about your brain aneurysm claim, so we offer a free initial consultation so you can start to get the answers you need.
You’ll be able to speak directly to a solicitor about your brain aneurysm negligence compensation claim today using the phone number at the top of this page.
We specialise in no win no fee serious injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
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With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your brain aneurysm claim is in safe hands.