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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

    Cerebrovascular accident

    Strokes are the third highest cause of death in the UK. A stroke, otherwise known as a cerebrovascular accident, impacts on 150,000 people in the UK. Stroke is brain damage caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke may include weakness, numbness, blurred vision, confusion, and slurred speech. Getting to hospital and receiving treatment quickly is vital for a good outcome after a stroke, and occasionally a stroke may be caused by medical negligence.

    Damages in such cases are often high because of the devastating nature of some strokes. There is now a growing recognition that deficiency in assessing hospital patients in admissions, in recognizing deterioration of a patient’s condition and in early involvement of senior doctors can lead to strokes. If you have been damaged by a stroke, or cerebrovascular accident, as a result of incompetence or lack of care or poor judgment of a general practitioner and/or a hospital doctor you may be able to claim compensation. Take our 30-second test to see if you can make a claim for a cerebrovascular accident.

    Compensation after a cerebrovascular accident

    Stroke is a major cause of death and disability.  And if you are one of the 150,000 whose lives are devastated by the impact of a cerebrovascular accident, and the liability of the stroke is down to another’s negligence, then you should make a claim for compensation. Rehabilitation is a long and expensive road and it is essential that the best care be given as soon as possible in order to regain the greatest amount of physical function. Any delay in getting access to appropriate therapy could drastically impact on the recovery possibilities of the patient.

    It is therefore essential to get as much support as possible. The success of a claim for medical negligence, which has led to a cerebrovascular accident, is highly dependent on proving that another was at fault. Start by making an account of what has happened; if you are not capable then get the support of a trusted family member or friend and make detailed account of the events which led to the negligent act. Make a note of any witnesses and get them to write a detailed statement of what happened.

    Money is not going to turn back the clock and take away what has happened to you – financial recompense can never properly compensate patients for the critical harm they have suffered. But shining a spotlight on what has happened might also heighten patient consciousness and ensure improvements in medical values and behaviour. In complicated cases, it is essential to use a professional who knows just how to go about the medical claims business and specialises in your area of medical redress.  Medical claims can then be won and used to ensure an improved quality of life and total financial safety for everyone affected by the neglect.

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    Date Published: 14th March 2013

    Author: thewritersbarn

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