Strokes are a major health problem in the UK. Every year over 100,000 people suffer a stroke in England alone and it is unfortunately still the third highest cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
In most cases the NHS provides an excellent service, however, there are instances where things go wrong and avoidable mistakes are made, which can have particularly serious consequences.
Common stroke compensation claims include:
- Failure to provide appropriate treatment to prevent a stroke;
- Failure to ensure treatment, such as thrombolysis, is provided sufficiently promptly following a stroke;
- Discharging a patient prematurely;
- Delay or misdiagnosis.
This is a particularly complex area of medical claim and it is therefore essential that you obtain the very best specialist advice.
If you feel that you have suffered an illness or injury as a consequence of substandard treatment received for a stroke, contact our experienced Medical Negligence team today on 033 3344 9600 or complete our online enquiry form.