Sometimes when a patient goes in for a medical examination or procedure, they emerge from the experience as a victim. Despite good intentions, many times medical practitioners make errors. These errors can cause minor injuries in patients or even at the worse, death. Some of the most serious situations concerning medical negligence has to do with the brain.
Brain injuries can be quite serious. There can be negative long term effects associated with a brain injury. This often affects not only the patient but their family as well. In some situations, the injury is so severe it changes their life and how they go about everyday activities. Some people are never able to work again.The tricky thing about brain injuries is their overall effects are not easily discernible. It is when the symptoms become serious that people will often go to the doctor.
For instance, they may have a sudden and severe headache, confusion, seizures, stiff neck, reduced consciousness and weakness in one side of the body. If a person is experiencing these symptoms they need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. With these symptoms, it is likely that the person has a subarachnoid hemorrhage. This is a form of stroke that caused bleeding within the brain. Many times doctors ignore these warning signs and discount them as nothing serious. They forgo testing the patient to determine if there is more going on with the symptoms. Many times they overlook these signs which if taken seriously could have prevented the brain injury for escalating into a more serious condition or even death.
Many brain injury claims have been taken to court and won. Making and winning a claim doesn’t change what happened but it can provide financial support to make life a little bit easier. Often with brain injuries, life can change significantly.
So if you need to seek advice on how to claim, contact one of Alexander Harris Solicitors, where they will be more than happy to assist you.