The consequences of a stroke can be devastating, even when it’s diagnosed and treated promptly. When doctors fail to recognise the warning signs, the effects are life-changing and sometimes fatal. If you or a loved one has been affected by stroke misdiagnosis, our solicitors could help you claim compensation.
Early warning signs associated with a stroke include:
- Slurred speech
- Numbness in one arm
- Facial weakness
- High blood pressure
- Blood infections
The longer the blood supply to the brain is interrupted by a stroke, the more serious the chance of disability, brain injury or death. This makes it crucial that medical staff identify a stroke, or a potential onset of a stroke, at the earliest opportunity.
Over 60s are most at risk, but increasing numbers of younger people are becoming affected and pediatric strokes (childhood strokes) are a sad reality. Natural causes aren’t the only reason strokes happen – sometimes medical negligence leads to a stroke. For example, doctors might fail to monitor patients who are on medication that could increase the risk of suffering a stroke.
As the UK’s largest medical negligence team, we have the experience and expertise to help you make a compensation claim. We’ve represented thousands of clients over the years, and have acted for many people in stroke-related claims. We’ll help you access vital rehabilitation services as well as compensation, enabling you to be as independent as possible.
Contact one of our legal advisers on 01926 258182 for more information about how we could help you, or or contact us online