Stroke compensation claims
A stroke can occur at any age with little or no warning signs and the consequences can be devastating.
The damage that a stroke can cause to the brain is largely dependent on how fast and well it is treated, so fast and effective medical treatment is crucial and sometimes life dependant. Sadly, in many cases stroke victims don’t receive the care that they need and end up suffering from lifelong consequences.
We understand that recovering from a stroke is a very difficult journey and can be a vulnerable time for patients and their families. That’s why Fletchers Solicitors’ dedicated legal team will fight your battles for you. We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis to make sure that you get the justice that you deserve without financial barriers.
Our team of specialist medical negligence solicitors will take the stress out of the claims process. We have over 200 years’ combined experience dealing with medical negligence and stroke cases, so you can focus on getting better knowing that the best
legal minds will be handling your case.
What is a stroke compensation claim?
Strokes commonly occur when the blood and oxygen supply to the brain is blocked, but there are various types and causes. If mistreated or unrecognised, a stroke can leave a life-changing impact and in worst-case scenarios can be fatal.
Negligence occurs when medical professionals provide a substandard level of care, usually by failing to recognise the warning signs of a stroke or treating it promptly. Early warning signs associated with a stroke include:
- Facial weakness
- Numbness in one arm
- Slurred speech
If you or a loved one have sought medical advice for a stroke and have not been appropriately treated, this can signify that a medical error has been made and you may be entitled to make a medical negligence claim.
At Fletchers Solicitors, we treat every case individually and handle the proceedings with the greatest professionalism and sensitivity. Our team of leading medical lawyers are some of the most experienced solicitors in the country in this complex area of medicine, so you can have confidence in those handling your claim.
Different types of stroke compensation claims
A stroke can lead to a brain injury and neurological damage, the outcome of which can be catastrophic. Complications arising from a stroke including difficulties with:
We have dealt with many cases where medical negligence has lead to a stroke, or the consequences of the stroke has been worsened due to poor medical treatment. Some common cases include:
- Prescription error
- Failure to treat
- Surgical error
If you feel that you, a friend or family member has suffered at the hands of poor treatment from a healthcare professional, you may be eligible to make a stroke negligence claim. Fletchers Solicitors have recovered millions of pounds in compensation arising from stroke claims and our dedicated team will do everything we can to fight for your justice.
Is there a time limit on making a stroke compensation claim?
You have three years to make a stroke negligence claim, beginning from the date that you first became aware that you had received negligible medical care. This is called the “date of knowledge” and is not necessarily the same date that the mistake was made.
If the claim is to be brought a person under the age of 18, they have three years from their eighteenth birthday (so until their 21st birthday) to make a claim.
If the stroke victim does not have capacity, there is no time limit. In the unfortunate case when the person has passed away due to negligent treatment, the three year time period begins upon the date of death.