Brain Hemorrhage - Medical Malpractice Lawyers - Compensation Claims

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Whilst most clinical procedures are carried out satisfactorily by healthcare professionals there are times when things go wrong. Serious damage, with life threatening consequences, can occur as a result of negligent actions, poor skills, or delayed treatment for a brain hemorrhage. Where this occurs due to clinical negligence our brain hemorrhage medical malpractice lawyers can help you to obtain compensation for any damage that you or a loved one may have suffered. Our brain hemorrhage lawyers charge no legal fees unless your claim is settled satisfactorily and you obtain a payment of damages. If you would like advice at no cost from a specialist medical malpractice lawyer without further obligation just call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our lawyers offices.

Thousands of Canadians suffer from a brain hemorrhage each year. Further injury can occur due to misdiagnosis or negligent surgery which may amount to medical malpractice. The incidence of brain hemorrhage increases with age and is often undiagnosed as death is often attributed to other causes. A brain hemorrhage is caused by a sudden leak of blood in the brain which occurs when a blood vessel wall tears. An aneurysm is a weak balloning blood vessel which may burst and cause a brain hemorrhage. More than 10% of patients with a brain hemorrhage die before reaching hospital and over one third of patients die within the first week. Overall about half die of all patients suffering from a brain hemorrhage die in the first 6 months. Mortality and morbidity rates increase with age and more than one third of survivors have major neurological problems.

Aneurism and Brain Hemorrhage

An aneurysm is a weak balloning blood vessel which may burst and cause a brain hemorrhage. Aneurisms are graded according to the following scheme:

Negligent Diagnosis & Negligent Treatment

Most people who suffer from a brain hemorrhage are taken to hospital however diagnosis which is not straightforward is unfortunately sometimes missed even by specialist neurologists and neurosurgeons. It is often not appreciated that the warning symptoms prior to a major hemorrhage occur in about 50% of all patients. If a brain hemorrhage is misdiagnosed and subsequent harm occurs then a claim for compensation for medical malpractice can be made against the doctor or hospital. A further area where compensation claims may arise in addition to mistakes made in diagnosis relates to treatment. Operations to repair an aneurysm can be negligently performed causing damage that would not otherwise have occurred. In addition there are other types of aneurysm that are often undetected by health care professionals including subdural, subarachnoid and extradural hemorrhage which often occurs after head trauma.

Warning Signs

There are numerous warning symptoms may give an indication of a brain hemorrhage which may include:

Brain Hemorrhage Overview

A brain haemorrhage, also known as a haematoma, is a potentially fatal condition caused by a damaged or traumatized blood vessel which, instead of feeding blood into the brain, leaks and builds up pressure in the cavity between the skull and the surface of the brain.

Brain Hemorrhage Lawyers

Our brain hemorrhage lawyers can help you to exercise your legal rights to obtain medical malpractice compensation. Our lawyers will deal with your claim using a contingency fee arrangement which means if you don't succeed in receiving compensation then your lawyers won't get paid. You will receive a complete professional service from lawyers who specialise in claiming compensation for personal injury caused as a result of clinical negligence. For advice at no cost without obligation just call the helpline or email our offices or complete the contact form and a medical malpractice lawyer will telephone you immediately to discuss your compensation claim without further obligation.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here