A subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis claim seeks compensation for medical negligence in your care. A subarachnoid haemorrhage can occur through trauma or happen spontaneously where a weak spot in a vessel suddenly starts to leak. A head injury should always be taken seriously, and a misdiagnosis of a subarachnoid haemorrhage can put your life in danger and limit your recovery. 

Similarly if you have symptoms which indicate a serious condition such as a subarachnoid haemorrhage then if a medical professional fails to act on those you may have a compensation claim for a delayed diagnosis of a subarachnoid haemorrhage. These symptoms include headaches, blurred vision, slurred speech, drowsiness and confusion.

A medical professional owes you a duty of care. When you present with a head injury, they should order tests, make a correct diagnosis, and start treatment to aid recovery. 

The medical negligence of making a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis is a breach of that duty of care, and you can claim compensation for the damages you suffer. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor handles your case if you have a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis claim.

Subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis claim

What is a subarachnoid haemorrhage?

A subarachnoid haemorrhage is bleeding in the area between the brain and the skull. Any bleeding in the area can put a lot of pressure on the brain, and prompt treatment is vital to aid recovery. 

You could suffer a subarachnoid haemorrhage by:

  • Falling from a height and banging your head
  • A weakness in a vessel starting to leak
  • Banging your head in a car accident
  • Receiving a blow to the head in an assault
  • Slipping on a wet floor and hitting your head on a hard floor
  • Falling from a bike and hitting your head on the kerb
  • A collision in a sports match
  • Surgical negligence leading to bleeding
how suffer a subarachnoid haemorrhage is caused

When in an accident where you hit the head, the doctor or paramedic should carry out a full range of tests. The correct tests and correct diagnosis will make all the difference and aid a quick recovery. 

Symptoms of a possible subarachnoid haemorrhage may be:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion

When a patient has a combination of an accident involving a head injury and one or more symptoms, further tests are necessary to diagnose a subarachnoid haemorrhage. 

If a medical professional fails to act on symptoms and causes, they can make a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis.

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What is a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis?

A subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis is when a medical professional fails to diagnose a bleed between the brain and the skull. The doctor, surgeon or paramedic fails in their duty of care to the patient, causing the bleed to worsen and delays in the beginning of treatment. 

The subarachnoid haemorrhage is caused by blood vessels leaking or bursting due to the impact of the head injury. A medical professional should correctly diagnose the bleed and decide an immediate course of treatment. 

It is medical negligence when the medical professional gives you a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis.

 Medical negligence is medical care below that any other medical professional acting at an acceptable level would provide. It is medical care of such poor standards that patients suffer, and you could have a case for subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis compensation if you suffer as a result. 

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can look at your case and see if you have a valid subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis claim for compensation.

How can a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis happen?

A subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis can happen when a medical professional does not give you proper care when diagnosing your injury. 

If you present at an A&E department or an ambulance attends you at the scene of an accident, the medical professionals owe you a duty of care with your treatment. 

They should make a diagnosis based on what happened to you and on the visible symptoms from an examination. 

A subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis can happen when:

Extra care should be taken with a head injury. Tests should be ordered, and the patient’s full history and accident report should be taken. If necessary, a further investigation by another doctor should be ordered, and a diagnosis should be made with care. 

A subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis is a breach of duty of care by a medical professional. You may suffer the effects of a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis now and in the future, and you may have a claim for compensation.

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Effects of a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis

The effects of a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis range from constant headaches to sight problems and even death in some cases. A subarachnoid haemorrhage needs a prompt diagnosis to enable treatment and a full as possible recovery. 

The effects of a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis are:

  • Decreased blood flow to the rest of the brain
  • Seizures in patients
  • Severe headaches that do not respond to pain medication
  • Weakness in the arms and legs
  • Sudden photosensitivity
  • Problems with concentration
  • Problems with short-term memory and recalling recent events
  • Difficulties with planning and arranging days
  • Signs of anxiety and depression in patients
  • Vision problems such as blurred eyesight
  • Speech and language difficulties
  • Changes in mood, often sudden and unprovoked
  • Paralysis, both partial and full
  • Severe pain in the neck and shoulder area
  • Delays in beginning treatment for the condition
  • Death in patients

Are you eligible for compensation?

If you want to obtain compensation for the negligence you have suffered, we have a simple 3 step process to make sure you get the money you deserve

  • Take our online assessment & speak with our team

  • Our team of doctors and lawyers will undertake a full medical review based on your medical records

  • We will send a legal letter of claim and our solicitors will pursue your compensation on your behalf

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Patients with an undiagnosed subarachnoid haemorrhage may suffer one or all of the effects of the condition. You may need a lifetime of care and may be unable to live an independent life. 

A subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis can lead to a much-altered life and severe delays in beginning treatment for your recovery. The longer the condition is left undiagnosed, the more damage can happen to a patient. 

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can handle your case and make your possible compensation claim for a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis.

Compensation for a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis

You can seek compensation for subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis claims in amounts from the low £10,000s to over £10 million in some cases. 

The compensation varies depending on several factors, and medical negligence claims sometimes see very high awards, such as when a misdiagnosis leads to a severe brain injury and a lifetime of unnecessary suffering, intensive care, and chronic pain.  

Compensation amounts in subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis claims can be:

  • Delays in treatment after subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis – £32,000
  • Missed diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage – £45,000
  • Severe headaches due to a misdiagnosis – £76,400 million
  • Brain injury due to subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis – £1.5 million
  • Paralysis in a limb due to effects of subarachnoid haemorrhage – £1.7 million
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All amounts are approximate and are only a guide to what is possible in subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis negligence claims. Figures can be high in some claims as a child could need long-term care, and you may face medical bills for life. You claim for these care expenses and the medical costs in the future. 

As in all medical negligence claims, each case is dealt with on merit and how much the patient suffers due to the medical complications.

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will be the one to advise you on a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis negligence claim. They will know from experience what your case may be worth and how to make a successful claim. 

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Who is eligible for compensation?

The patient who suffers from complications due to subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis may be eligible for compensation. They are the ones who have suffered, and the clear medical negligence could lead to a condition going untreated for a long time. 

The delays in their treatment could sometimes lead to years of unnecessary suffering and the patient’s early death. If a patient passes away due to subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis, the ones left behind may have a claim for medical negligence. 

Medical negligence is a perfect example of claiming on behalf of a loved one. The negligence could leave them unable to make a claim. Your loved one depends wholly on you and the family for care and to fight for their rights. By making a claim on their behalf for medical negligence, you are fighting for the compensation they deserve. 

Loved ones in a medical negligence case are known as ‘dependents’ and can be:

  • A spouse or former spouse of the deceased
  • Someone who lived with the deceased for two years before death as a husband, wife, or civil partner.
  • Blood children, adopted children or those who became children through marriage or civil partnership
  • Parents and those acting as parents, such as a guardian or step-parents
  • Grandparents or great-grandparents
  • Brothers, sisters, cousins, and other direct relatives

When you are a victim of subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis by a medical professional or have lost a loved one through medical negligence, you may have a claim for compensation. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will work with you to win the compensation claim for the medical negligence.

What can you claim for when you sue for subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis negligence?

You can claim compensation for any damages that occurred when you sue for subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis negligence. 

There are two types of compensation damages due when suing for any type of medical negligence: General damages and Special damages.

General damages are when you sue for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity, PSLA, you have experienced due to negligence. 

  • Pain is that above what is normally expected for your procedure. 
  • Suffering is the inconvenience and changes to your life that cause you discomfort.
  • Loss of Amenity is any difficulty you have in doing everyday tasks, such as walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping.

Special damages include loss of earnings, future care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses. 

  • Loss of earnings includes compensation for time off work and any reduction of your income in the future. 
  • Future care costs are for any care you will need as a result of medical negligence. 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses cover medical appointments, travel, accommodation, and meals. 

Be sure to keep payslips, receipts, and proof of any losses you experience due to the medical negligence.  

You deserve compensation to cover all losses, including loss of life, medical costs, and long-term care needs. 

When your loved one suffers from the effects of subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis negligence, you make a claim for medical negligence compensation.

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Who can be responsible for subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis?

A medical professional is responsible for any subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis involving you as a patient. When you bring a claim for medical negligence, you claim against the NHS Trust or private clinic that employed the medical professional responsible.

A medical professional responsible for the subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis negligence could be:

  • The doctor who failed to order further tests
  • The hospital consultant who does not read a patient’s notes
  • The hospital consultant who does not make a correct diagnosis
  • The paramedic who failed to take a full report
  • The hospital responsible for implementing treatment protocols
  • The hospital responsible for hiring suitable medical professionals
  • The hospital responsible for implementing surgery standards
Who is responsible for medical negligence

Every medical professional owes you a duty of care when dealing with your health problems. You may suffer medical negligence if they are negligent with that duty of care and do not provide you with a professional service before any treatment.

Medical negligence is treatment below an acceptable standard by a medical professional. Instead of putting the care needed into your treatment, the medical professionals made avoidable errors, which is clear medical negligence. 

You may need to undergo years of treatment to correct medical negligence errors. By behaving less-than-professionally, the doctor risks your health, and the effects could be with you for life.

You can claim compensation for the medical negligence and get help getting your life back on track. 

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Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. Typically the next step is to obtain your medical records for us to review.

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Once all your medical records have been received they will be reviewed by a medically & legally qualified member of our team. If there is evidence of medical negligence we will send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your medical negligence claim.

Surgical negligence

Surgical negligence is when a surgeon carries out surgery below acceptable standards. It is carrying out a surgical procedure at a level below what is expected by a medical professional. 

Subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis by a surgeon is surgical negligence. When a surgeon misses the signs of a haemorrhage, they are putting the patient’s life in danger. 

The surgeon may also do the damage while performing surgery on another area of the brain. A nick to a blood vessel or similar surgical error may go unnoticed and cause a subarachnoid haemorrhage. 

It can be very distressing if you undergo a surgical procedure only to find out later that the surgeon could be guilty of causing a subarachnoid haemorrhage or missing the signs for a correct diagnosis. The surgical negligence of not giving you a full duty of care can be dangerous to your health. 

When you are a victim of surgical negligence, you might be able to sue for compensation. The money you get for your compensation claim will help you regain your health and recoup any lost income. 

Expert medical negligence solicitors, such as the Medical Negligence Team, will fight your claim to try and get you the compensation you deserve for the surgical negligence.

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Duty of care by medical professionals

Duty of care by medical professionals is essential for them to carry out safe medical procedures on patients. Patients suffer when they breach that duty of care, surgery goes wrong, and illnesses and diseases go undiagnosed. 

Medical negligence is when a doctor breaches their duty of care to you. You may have a medical negligence claim for compensation if you can establish:

  • The medical professional owes you a duty of care
  • They breached that duty of care while treating you
  • You suffered injury as a result of that breach of duty of care

When you suffer a breach of duty of care, you could have a medical negligence compensation claim for subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis by a medical professional. 

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can help guide you through the steps of a subarachnoid haemorrhage misdiagnosis negligence claim and any other types of medical negligence claims.

What are the steps involved in making a medical negligence claim?

The steps involved in making a medical negligence claim go from seeking medical advice to issuing court proceedings.

The steps are a part of any successful compensation case, and settlement can happen at any stage in the process. 

Your medical negligence solicitor will do the rest when you follow the steps correctly and gather all the facts and figures.

Seek medical advice on the injuries you have suffered or are suffering immediately you realise you experienced medical negligence.

Contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor who operates on a No Win No Fee basis and tell them what went wrong. The right solicitor will look at your case, see where the problem lies, and advise if you suffered medical negligence. 

The Medical Negligence Team also have a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme, where you get all the money awarded in a negligence claim. 

You are the one who suffered medical negligence, and you should get all the money due for the suffering.

Your medical negligence solicitor obtains your medical records with your permission. By reading your records, they will confirm if they think you have a valid medical negligence claim. 

The medical negligence team will know from your medical records if the case will result in compensation being paid.

The medical negligence solicitor sending a letter of claim to the negligent party is the next step. The letter will ask them to admit the medical negligence in what is known as ‘sending a letter of claim.’ 

When the negligent party receives the letter of claim, it has up to four months to provide a written response.

Getting a response from the negligent party’s insurer will move your compensation claim closer to a conclusion. 

The insurer will either admit the medical negligence or say they intend to defend the case. Deciding to defend the case is known as ‘deny liability’ in legal terms. 

If they admit liability, your medical negligence claim can be valued, and the two parties will meet to decide on your compensation payment. 

Your solicitor will negotiate with the negligent party and use their experience to get the compensation you deserve.

Issuing court proceedings is the next step if they deny liability in your medical negligence claim. 

Going to court happens, too, when they are not prepared to pay a fair amount for the injuries you have suffered. Your medical negligence solicitor issues the court proceedings.  

Remember that less than 1% of medical negligence cases end up in court, and very few of those cases ever make it to the courtroom.

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How long do I have to make a claim for medical negligence?

You have three years to make a claim for medical negligence. All medical negligence claims are subject to limitation periods. 

For example, in England and Wales, medical negligence claims must generally be brought and court proceedings issued within three years of the injury or three years of knowledge of the facts giving rise to the medical negligence claim. 

If someone has passed away, it is the date of death if the limitation period has not expired at the date of death. 

Children not under a disability typically have until they reach 21 to start a medical negligence claim or court proceedings. 

Persons with a disability, who lack capacity, are not subject to any limitation period.

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Using A No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Solicitor

Using a No Win No Fee solicitor is the only way to a successful medical negligence compensation claim. Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will not charge you for a claim you do not win. 

Always have a fee agreement in place before engaging a medical negligence solicitor. If they start talking of a ‘win fee’ or a ‘success fee,’ you should walk away. The negligent party insurers should pay all fees. 

The medical negligence solicitor should also operate a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme. When you win the case, all the money awarded should go to you, not the solicitor. 

You are the one who suffered due to the medical negligence, and you deserve the compensation to get your life back to normal.

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Can I make a medical negligence claim against the NHS?

Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim against the NHS. Suing the NHS for negligence is not unusual. People sue the NHS for compensation for medical negligence and receive the money they deserve for the negligent treatment. 

There are between 8,000 and 10,000 successful medical negligence claims against the NHS each year—amounts in compensation claims awarded against the NHS range from £1000 to over £10 million. 

The amount of compensation you receive covers minor injuries such as scarring to serious life-threatening negligence, which leaves you with long-term care needs. 

We trust in and use the NHS daily and do not expect negligence. It happens, though, and the NHS has a dedicated team to handle medical negligence compensation claims, called NHS resolution. 

NHS Resolution has a responsibility to treat patients who seek compensation fairly. Patients pay for the NHS through their taxes, and for that they deserve respect and the best medical treatment.

 

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Contact the Medical Negligence Team today to discuss your medical negligence claim for compensation. We have both the legal and medical experts to guide you along the steps to a successful medical negligence claim for compensation. 

At the Medical Negligence Team, we fight every compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis. You will not be out of pocket for an unsuccessful claim. 

We have a very high success rate and a reputation for a speedy and successful resolution to all medical negligence cases. 

Our 100% Compensation Guarantee puts all the money you win into your pocket. You or your loved one suffered medical negligence and deserve every penny of the compensation claim. 

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