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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Failure to diagnose ataxia

    Some diseases and disorders are definitely better known and more familiar to people than others. Ataxia is not one of the more familiar conditions that can occur, and yet thousands of people in the UK today manage their symptoms of this disorder on a daily basis.

    This disorder is a neurological one and as such it is capable of causing lots of diverse symptoms. There are different varieties of the disorder as well, so this means someone with one type may have very different symptoms from someone with another type. In some cases it can be hereditary as the gene that causes it can be passed from one family member to another through birth. However other cases occur that are not genetic in any way. For example someone might suffer a head injury and afterwards experience symptoms of ataxia. There are literally dozens of situations and types of ataxia that can occur.

    Common symptoms include a loss of balance, a marked decrease in coordination and problems with speech. It all depends on the type you have and how severe it happens to be. Determining which type you have can help when it comes to getting proper medical treatment and advice as quickly as possible.

    How would you feel if you had symptoms of ataxia that were not diagnosed?

    If you discovered there was a failure to diagnose ataxia you would undoubtedly feel frustrated and upset at the news. However this is not the full extent of the situation. You would also have to manage a variety of symptoms that could be problematic in your everyday life. How would you feel if you were suffering from a lack of coordination or a problem with your balance? It would undoubtedly be troublesome especially if you were trying to hold down a job.

    Seek no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline now to find out more

    It is hard to imagine how someone would feel if there had been a failure to diagnose ataxia – unless of course you have been in that situation yourself. If you have and you think you might be entitled to compensation, get in touch with the professional injury compensation lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our team has been working hard for 14 years, helping people in situations just like yours. Take our 30-second online test today to find out whether you could be in a position to claim or alternatively to discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

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    Date Published: August 27, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Medical negligence claim

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