No win, no fee stroke claims
You can be represented by a highly-experienced stroke negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.
Stroke compensation claims
When somebody suffers a stroke it is essential that health professionals make the diagnosis quickly and provide appropriate treatment to ensure the patient is given the chance of making the best possible recovery.
If you feel there was a delay in diagnosis and treatment, or the wrong kind of treatment was provided, it is only reasonable for you to question the medical care provided.
In many cases the stroke could have had less serious consequences with appropriate treatment, or with correct treatment the stroke could have been avoided altogether.
Hudgell Solicitors’ experienced legal team has represented many clients where the standard of medical care in the treatment of stroke was below the level expected.
Examples of negligent stroke treatment
The types of claims we have been involved with include:-
- GPs or other healthcare professionals failing to spot the symptoms of stroke and not referring patients to hospital (often misdiagnosing the stroke for other conditions).
- Misdiagnosis of strokes in hospitals.
- Radiologists missing clear signs of stroke on scans.
- Doctors failing to prescribe blood thinning medication to prevent stroke.
- Inappropriate aftercare following a stroke, leading to further harm.
- Failure to diagnose and management of a transient ischaemic attack (TIA – a mini stroke).
Essential checks in suspected stroke cases
- All patients with a suspected stroke should have a brain scan within an hour of arriving at hospital.
- Patients should be examined after a full medical history has been taken.
- Brain scans should also be carried out to determine if there is a stroke, whether it has been caused by a blocked artery or burst blood vessel, which part of the brain has been affected and how severe the stroke is.
Specialist solicitors in stroke compensation claims
Hudgell Solicitors’ experienced legal team has represented many clients where the standard of medical care in the treatment of stroke was below reasonable.
Your case will be handled by an experienced solicitor who will stay in regular contact with you throughout your case. Meetings can take place with you face to face or through video calls. Clients choose us because:
- We are ranked by the Legal 500 Guide – which describes us as ‘hugely dedicated to clients’.
- We are rated as one of the UK’s best 200 law firms by The Times.
- Our team is led by Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Member, Chris Moore and Senior Solicitor, Vince Shore, who each have well over 20 years’ experience of medical claims.
- Most of our cases are settled successfully for clients without the need to go to Court.
- We have successfully concluded many cases other law firms refused to take on.
Ensuring you get the medical negligence compensation you deserve
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How to make a stroke negligence claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports
We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Letter Of Claim
We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Prepare Claim Valuation
We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.
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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.
What are symptoms and signs of somebody having a stroke?
The most common, but not all, symptoms of stroke are:-
- Face drooped on one side, not being able to smile, mouth or eye drooped.
- Weakness or numbness in the arms, unable to lift the affected arm.
- Slurred speech, not being able to talk at all, problems understanding what people are saying.
What will my compensation claim cover and provide for me?
At Hudgell Solicitors we are committed to providing wherever possible, support to our clients, which continues throughout the claim process to conclusion and beyond. This includes:-
- Immediate practical help – dealing with practical issues from speaking to employers to referring to charities and organisations able to offer help and support.
- Financial assistance – we always request early interim payments from Defendants to provide the support our clients need, for example home adaptations, aids and equipment or care.
- Rehabilitation – we work with some of the country’s leading Case Managers and Rehabilitation Experts who oversee complete packages of physical and psychological support.
- Support with long term focus – we partner with financial experts to provide advice after settlement regarding the management of compensation.
How much compensation will I get from my stroke claim?
At Hudgell Solicitors we understand that compensation may not be your motivation for bringing a claim. If your case is successful, we will need to work out how much compensation to ask for and this compensation may be for your pain and suffering, your inability to work, any impact on your future health, whether you will require care and assistance amongst other things.
Compensation may be awarded for:
- Pain and suffering.
- Past and future loss of earnings (including being at a disadvantage in the labour market and reduction in potential earnings).
- Adaptations required to your home.
- Costs of aids and appliances to assist with daily needs.
- Cost of current or future care.
- Travel expenses and medical appointments.
Will I need to go to Court to claim stroke compensation?
Most of our cases are successfully resolved without the need to go to Court. We have a proven track record of being successful with the cases that we have taken to Court in cases where the Defendant has refused to accept responsibility or refused to agree the amount of compensation that should be awarded to our client.
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