Subarachnoid haemorrhage describes a bleed on the brain.
The characteristic feature is sudden onset of very severe headache. Other associated features include seizure, confusion, neck and back pain, vomiting, neurological disturbance, visual disturbance and light sensitivity.
There may be small warning bleeds in the few weeks preceding a major bleed.
Diagnosis is by imaging. Treatment involves preventing further bleeding by controlling the source, and supportive measures.
Negligence claims may involve failure to diagnose a warning bleed so that an avoidable major bleed occurs, and delay in diagnosis of a major bleed.
If a Hospital or GP missed the symptoms of your subarachnoid haemorrhage you should contact MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM on 0800 246 11 22 or complete the form below and we will call you back.