Stroke Compensation Claims
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We receive many enquiries about stroke claims from patients and their families concerning the treatment they have received. In many cases, damage and injury cannot be avoided. Occasionally though, due to misdiagnosis of stroke or incorrect treatment, the outcome can be worse than it should have been. That’s when our experienced team of stroke lawyers can help you.
WE ACTED FOR MARY, WHOSE INTERNATIONAL NORMALISED RATION (INR) WAS NOT MANAGED WELL AT HER NEW HOSPITAL AND SHE SUBSEQUENTLY SUFFERED A STROKE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THIS.
Mary, who was 76 at the time of the settlement of the claim, was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and was fitted with a pacemaker. She also had a history of acute arterial emboli (where she was susceptible to blood clots).
Mary was therefore prescribed long-term medication to thin her blood to help reduce the risk of blood clots. Following a house move, Mary’s treatment was moved to a different hospital. Due to being on blood thinning drugs, Mary had to undergo regular checking of her International Normalised Ration (INR) which was to ensure that her blood was not thinned too much. Unfortunately, following the transfer to the new hospital, her INR was not managed well. As a consequence of this, Mary sustained a cardiac embolus whereby a blood clot broke away causing a stroke.
Mary suffered significantly as a result of the stroke. Previously she was a very fit and active lady, contributing to the local community and undertaking lots of charity work. Following the stroke, she suffered permanent physical and cognitive impairment such that she required 24 hour care and attention. Her life expectancy was also reduced significantly.
How We Helped
We were able to negotiate damages of £300,000. This included money to meet the costs of paying for the care and assistance Mary now requires.
What is a Stroke?
Strokes can be caused by poor blood flow to the brain or bleeding into the surrounding tissue, and the symptoms affect patients in a number of ways. A stroke may result in the need for additional surgery, cause brain damage or, in some cases, even be fatal. A stroke often results in reduced mobility and independence leading to high care needs.
The medicine concerning stroke can be complicated. That is why, if you think you may have a medical negligence stroke case, it is important to speak to specialist lawyers who have an understanding of the different ways that a stroke can occur.
Speak to an Experienced Medical Stroke Lawyer Now
Dealing with the consequences of a stroke can be a traumatic time for patients and their families. We are here to offer a supportive and understanding atmosphere in which you can discuss your concerns. We will investigate with expertise but also sensitivity, making the process as stress free as possible.
Call us today to start your stroke compensation claim.0800 044 8488