An intracerebral haemorrhage is the term used to describe a sudden influx of blood into the brain tissue causing symptoms similar to that of a stroke. Extremely high blood pressure can cause the condition as can a head injury or abnormally formed blood vessels in the brain. It can also be cause by a blood clot in the brain, a tumour which bleeds, use of certain drugs such as cocaine and weakness in a blood vessel which then bursts. The bleeding is usually localised and kills the surrounding brain cells meaning that a person is often left with some form of disability.
The initial symptoms include sudden headaches, unexplained seizures, weakness in one arm or leg, tingling and numbness, changes in vision, difficulty speaking or swallowing and vomiting or nausea. The symptoms are shared with a number of other conditions so it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible, particularly if you or someone you know has lost consciousness. A doctor or physician should send anyone with similar symptoms for a CT scan which can detect blood on the brain. This condition is classed as a medical emergency and failure to diagnose intracerebral haemorrhage could lead to severe complications or even mortality.
Complications of brain haemorrhage
A failure to diagnose intracerebral brain haemorrhage can result in severe disability and even death if not caught in time. Should you have any unusual symptoms such as pins and needles, numbness, sudden vision problems, or seizures you should attend the nearest hospital. You should be sent for testing to rule out other conditions and to diagnose your condition correctly. Should you fail to be diagnosed, you may have been a victim of negligence. If your family has suffered a tragedy because a medical professional did not provide a thorough examination, you may be able to make a compensation claim to cope financially with your loss.
How to make your claim for compensation
Accident Advice Helpline understands that no amount of money can replace a loved one. However, you may have incurred financial difficulty because of medical costs or due to a loss in money coming into your home. Compensation can also be won for your suffering if you have suffered a disability or you have lost a loved one due to a failure to diagnose intracerebral haemorrhage. Where there is evidence of negligence, our team can help you collect evidence and can represent you throughout your claim. Contact us by calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case with our experts.
Date Published: August 14, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Medical negligence claim