The financial impact of suffering a stroke due to medical negligence can be far reaching, so patients should not feel guilty about seeking compensation
Some of us think twice about the morality of bringing a medical negligence compensation claim against the NHS when things go wrong. But the consequences of a medical error can be life changing, not only for the victim but also their family. So people shouldn’t feel guilty about accessing the compensation they need and are legally entitled to.
As an example of the financial consequences that can flow from clinical negligence, take an individual who suffers a stroke due to medical negligence. We recently dealt with a client who had their anticoagulant blood thinning medication suddenly withdrawn after having been on it for a number of years. It is known that an abrupt withdrawal carries a real risk of a stroke. So, what are the financial implications for patients who suffer a stroke due to medical negligence?
- if they have lost the use of part of their body, they are likely to require extra care around their home;
- their earning capacity may be reduced;
- they may need private physiotherapy or speech therapy;
- they may require specialist mobility equipment; and
- expensive adaptations may need to be made to their home.
These are just a few of the potential financial consequences of suffering a stroke. It is therefore no wonder that people who suffer a stroke due to medical negligence will wish to recover compensation. And by doing so they are in no way undermining or denigrating the magnificent efforts of the NHS and the wonderful people who work for it. The law is there to protect and compensate innocent victims of medical accidents and people should not feel guilty about seeking justice when it occurs
If you have suffered a stroke due to medical negligence or suffered any other type of injury as a result of a medical error and would like guidance on recovering compensation then call us for a free case assessment on 0333 888 0404. We will be happy to tell you where you stand and whether No Win, No Fee funding is available. Alternatively you can send details to us by email at [email protected]