A brain aneurysm is often a terrifying diagnosis. But in most cases, care is of an excellent standard and those that are at high risk of rupturing and causing complications are treated. However, there are patients that are affected by misdiagnosis or don’t receive the level of care they should from those responsible, including when the aneurysm ruptures, potentially causing brain damage or death.
We know that at a time when you want to focus on recovery, deciding to take a legal claim forward against those responsible can be scary. But misdiagnosis of brain aneurysm compensation can support you on your road to recovery and help improve your quality of life. Not only can financial compensation alleviate financial concerns that you may have but it can pay for care, equipment, or adaptations that you may now require as a result of complications. The misdiagnosis of a brain aneurysm can have serious consequences, leaving those affected feeling vulnerable and unable to trust the healthcare system. A case against those responsible can help patients better understand why they were affected and move on.
We understand how complex the legal system can be to those seeking to make a medical negligence claim. But we’ll be on hand every step of the way. With a brain aneurysm misdiagnosis lawyer working on your behalf, you can rest assured that we’ll build a case that gives you the best possible chance of success and compensation.
The time limit on making a brain aneurysm claim
If you would like to make a medical claim against those responsible for medical negligence you have experienced, there is a time limit. You must take a case forward within three years from the ‘date of knowledge’.
The term ‘date of knowledge’ can be confusing but it simply refers to the point that you first realised a mistake had been made. This could be, for instance, once you’re accurately diagnosed. In complex cases, it can be difficult to understand exactly how long you have left to take a claim forward. Our expert team can help here. We’ll listen to your experience and use our skills and insights to provide you with a timeframe.
While you do have up to three years to act, we recommend to our clients that they take action as soon as possible. We understand that it can be a daunting prospect after you’ve been misdiagnosed with a brain aneurysm but we’ll take the hassle out of your hands. From the very beginning of the process, we’ll work on your behalf to build a case against those responsible and this can often be easier the quicker a case is started, strengthening your chance of success.
If you do not claim within the set time period, your claim will be considered ‘statute barred’ or ‘out of time’ and will unfortunately not be taken further. There are two exceptions to this rule, in the case of children and if the negligence directly led to a fatality. In these cases suing the NHS for negligence is still possible as the date on which time begins to run is the date of the child’s 18th birthday, and in the case of fatalities, from the date of death.