The financial impact of suffering a stroke due to medical negligence

If you have suffered a stroke due to medical negligence and are looking for specialist solicitors to deal with your compensation claim then call our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0404 or send us an email.

The financial impact of suffering a stroke due to medical negligence can be far reaching, so patients should not feel guilty about seeking compensation

Covid-19 has made us even more grateful to the NHS for their tireless efforts on our behalf. However, the justifiable groundswell of public support in recent months has made some people think twice about the morality of bringing a compensation claim against the NHS when things go wrong.

But the consequences of medical negligence can be life changing for the victim and their family. So people should not 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 We recently dealt with a client who had their anticoagulant blood thinning medication suddenly withdrawn after having been on it for a number of years.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?

  1. If they have lost the use of part of their body, they require extra care around their home;
  2. Their earning capacity may be affected;
  3. They may need private physiotherapy or speech therapy;
  4. They may require specialist mobility equipment to help them mobilise; and
  5. Expensive adaptations may meed 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 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]

 

Sophie Townsend

Sophie Townsend

Sophie is a member of our medical negligence department, handling a variety of cases, including birth injury and misdiagnosis claims. She also specialises in NHS Continuing Healthcare claims, dealing with retrospective claims and appeals to enable those with primary health needs to obtain the funding that they require. Sophie is studying to become a qualified Legal Executive.
Sophie Townsend

Sophie Townsend

Sophie is a member of our medical negligence department, handling a variety of cases, including birth injury and misdiagnosis claims. She also specialises in NHS Continuing Healthcare claims, dealing with retrospective claims and appeals to enable those with primary health needs to obtain the funding that they require. Sophie is studying to become a qualified Legal Executive.

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