A stroke is one of the most serious medical emergencies anyone can experience. It demands immediate medical attention, competent care and an accurate diagnosis to make sure that potential long-term damage is kept to a minimum. When this doesn't happen due to misdiagnosis or medical negligence, the consequences can be life-changing, both for the patient and their loved ones.
At Switalskis, we understand the strain that a delay in diagnosing or misdiagnosis of stroke can bring to your life. The physical and impact, combined with the burden of additional medical expenses, lost earnings and potential care needs, can be overwhelming. We’re here to help you navigate your legal rights and make sure you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Our highly experienced stroke misdiagnosis solicitors specialise in representing clients who have suffered due to medical negligence. We're able to handle sensitive and complex medical negligence claims, and we approach every case with empathy, professionalism and determination.
If you or a loved one have been affected by stroke misdiagnosis, give us a call today to arrange a free initial consultation. We'll chat about your options and the best potential course of action. No matter what your circumstances are, we'll guide you through the process of pursuing a stroke misdiagnosis compensation claim from start to finish.
At Switalskis, we understand the implications of stroke misdiagnosis and the burden it places on patients and their families. When we take on your stroke misdiagnosis claim, we offer more than just legal assistance - we're here to provide a compassionate, comprehensive and personalised service that puts your best interests at the centre of our support for you.
Our dedicated medical negligence team of experienced and skilled solicitors has an in-depth understanding of stroke misdiagnosis cases. Many of our solicitors are accredited as specialists by both the Law Society and the patients’ charity, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) . We’re also recognised as being among the top clinical negligence teams in England by The Legal 500 UK, one of the most prestigious legal guides in the country.
When we handle your stroke claim, we'll support you by:
If you're concerned about funding, unsure about the process or simply overwhelmed by the situation, simply get in touch with us for a free initial advice session. Our empathetic team will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and make sure you have all the information you need to start your stroke misdiagnosis compensation claim. When you work with Switalskis, you'll always be in good hands.
A stroke is a severe medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. The disruption of blood flow means the brain cells stop receiving essential oxygen and nutrients, causing them to die quickly. This can lead to lasting brain damage, long-term disability, or even death.
There are two primary types of stroke:
Because strokes are so dangerous, it is vital to recognise the symptoms of a stroke and make sure the sufferer receives immediate medical treatment. The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the acronym FAST, as made famous by the national campaign led by the NHS and the Stroke Association:
Other symptoms can include sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body, including the legs, hands or feet. Difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes, and sudden dizziness, or loss of coordination, may also indicate a stroke.
Understanding these symptoms is critical to ensuring the person receives immediate medical attention, which can help to minimise the sufferer's risk of developing a serious brain injury. Any missteps in diagnosis and treatment can lead to severe consequences, which may provide the grounds for a stroke misdiagnosis compensation claim.
The process of making a claim can vary depending on a variety of factors, including the time it takes to negotiate a settlement and whether or not the liable party admits their responsibility. However, we will always follow the same procedures to help you build the strongest possible case and succeed in securing compensation.
At Switalskis, we stay in touch with our clients at every stage to keep them up-to-date on our progress, so you'll always know exactly where your case is up to.
Any delay in diagnosis and treatment of a stroke can have profound and lasting consequences. Strokes lead to brain damage due to the blood supply being cut off, which can result in a range of complications. The longer the delay in proper treatment, the more severe the damage may be, leading to devastating or even fatal consequences.
Here are some of the possible after-effects of a misdiagnosed stroke:
If you or a loved one have experienced misdiagnosis or negligent treatment, we advise you to make a stroke negligence claim to secure compensation for the significant impact of these medical errors. At Switalskis, our expert stroke misdiagnosis solicitors are dedicated to helping you at every stage of the stroke misdiagnosis compensation claims process.
Making a stroke misdiagnosis compensation claim can play a crucial role in getting you the justice you deserve. In order to make a claim, you’ll need to be able to prove that medical negligence played a role in your undiagnosed stroke and that you suffered harm as a direct result of a healthcare professional failing to deliver the standard of care you deserved.
Here are a few scenarios where you may be entitled to make a compensation claim:
Remember, the purpose of stroke claims isn't just about receiving a financial payment; it's also about securing justice, driving improvements in healthcare standards, and helping to make sure that nobody else has to go through the same experience.
Call Switalskis to speak to a specialist medical negligence solicitor who can advise on whether you are eligible to make a claim.
Potential costs are among the biggest concerns our clients have about claiming compensation. At Switalskis, we’re committed to making the process as accessible as possible by offering various funding options to meet your needs:
Remember, your first consultation with our clinical negligence solicitors is free and without obligation. We’ll discuss the funding options available to you and help you choose the best one for your situation.
The question of how much compensation you might receive following a stroke misdiagnosis claim can be complex. Because every case is unique, the amount of compensation awarded can vary, as decided by several key factors:
At Switalskis, our experienced team of stroke misdiagnosis solicitors will work diligently to secure the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. We consider all aspects of your case and the impact the misdiagnosis has had on your life to make sure that your compensation accurately reflects your circumstances and needs.
If you or a family member have had your health damaged because of a stroke misdiagnosis by a medical professional, Switalskis can help. Our expert medical negligence solicitors are here to listen, understand your unique circumstances, and fight for the stroke compensation that will ensure your family's needs are taken care of.
Call us on 0800 1380 458 , or contact us through the website to discuss your concerns in confidence with a legal specialist.