A subdural hematoma is a serious condition where blood collects between the skull and brain. It has the potential to be fatal and cause lifelong disabilities. Fast, accurate diagnosis and treatment can improve the prognosis of this devastating condition. But where medical negligence occurs, it can increase the risk of complications and leave patients feeling vulnerable.
Fortunately, in the UK, most people receive an excellent standard of care and those that experience medical negligence are small in number. However, where it does occur it can have a huge impact. Those that have been affected have the right to make a compensation claim, receiving not only financial compensation to help them move forward and reflect the suffering but help in better understanding why they were let down by those responsible for their care.
We understand that taking any claim forward can be a difficult decision. But with the support of a subdural hematoma misdiagnosis lawyer, you’ll be guided and supported from the very beginning of the process. Here at Your Legal Friend, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge in personal medical claims and bringing them forward, we could use our skills to help you hold those responsible for your suffering to account.
We’ll act on your behalf and in your interests throughout your subdural hematoma misdiagnosis claim to build a strong case and can even represent you in court if necessary. If you’re interested in learning how we can support you and how much compensation you could receive, you can contact us today to speak to a member of our professional, experienced team.
The time limit on making a subdural haematoma claim
All medical claims, including a brain injury misdiagnosis lawsuit, are subject to a time limit on how long patients affected have to bring their case forward. You have three years from the ‘date of knowledge’.
The term ‘date of knowledge’ can often confuse those looking to make a claim but it simply refers to the date that you realised you had experienced medical negligence. In many cases, this occurs once you receive an accurate diagnosis but in others, it can happen even after this point. If you’re unsure of how long you have to act or if you have a case, our team are on hand to offer you the insights and skills you need.
We’ve worked with those bringing forward medical negligence claims and will be able to help you understand when the ‘date of knowledge’ occurred, identifying how long you have to act.
While you do have up to three years to make a claim we advise our clients to act sooner. This means that your case will be concluded quicker allowing you to understand why you were let down and move forward sooner. If successful, it’ll also give you access to the compensation sooner, allowing you to relax and focus on your recovery.
Taking action as soon as you are able can also support your case. We’ll obtain documents, such as medical records and payslips, to demonstrate your claims and these are generally easier to obtain closer to the ‘date of knowledge’. We will also ask you to provide a witness statement with as much detail as possible, a task that claimants often find easier the sooner they complete it too.