Just because a Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (SAH) is considered rare doesn’t diminish its importance. A subarachnoid haemorrhage is an uncommon, yet very serious, type of stroke that is caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain, and at Brian Barr Solicitors we understand the importance of specialist legal advice relating to accidents that have resulted in a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
A subarachnoid haemorrhage occurs when there is bleeding in the space surrounding the brain. This is a medical crisis, and immediate medical intervention is required. Its occurrence can be sudden and unpredicted but a delayed diagnosis or inadequate treatment can have severe consequences, including disability or even death.
Although a SAH is relatively uncommon compared to other medical conditions, ignoring its significance due to rarity can be perilous. Recognising the symptoms and seeking prompt medical help can significantly improve the chances of a positive outcome.
A subarachnoid haemorrhage occurs when there is bleeding in the space between the brain and the thin tissues that cover it, known as the subarachnoid space. This space is filled with cerebrospinal fluid, which cushions and protects the brain.
There are two main causes of SAH – traumatic head injury or medical negligence. If you have suffered a SAH due to an accident that was not your fault, Brian Barr Solicitors can help. We specialise in handling complex personal injury cases, including those related to subarachnoid haemorrhages.
The most common cause of SAH is a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. A cerebral aneurysm is a weak or bulging spot on the wall of a blood vessel in the brain. When an aneurysm ruptures, it leads to bleeding into the subarachnoid space, causing a SAH.
A head injury or trauma to the brain can cause bleeding and result in a SAH, for example:
Medical negligence can contribute to a subarachnoid haemorrhage if doctors or medical professionals fail to diagnose or properly treat conditions that increase the risk of SAH, such as unaddressed aneurysms or underlying vascular abnormalities. Delayed or incorrect medical interventions, misdiagnosis, or surgical errors can potentially worsen the condition, leading to SAH or its complications.
The sudden onset of a severe and unbearable headache is often the trade symptom of a subarachnoid haemorrhage but there are additional crucial symptoms to be aware of:
Recognising the symptoms of a SAH can make a significant difference to the patient’s future outcome.
We are here for you. If you have suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage resulting from an accident that was not your fault, don’t hesitate to contact Brian Barr Solicitors. We understand the complexities involved in SAH cases and know that dealing with the aftermath of a SAH can be overwhelming. Our compassionate team is here to provide you with the support and guidance you need throughout the legal process.
You may be entitled to receive compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result of the accident and may be eligible to claim for:
At Brian Barr we are here to help our clients and their families through every step of the legal compensation process for accidents that have resulted in a subarachnoid haemorrhage. At an already stressful and highly emotive time, we do not want to add to any financial worries that you may have and that is why we often operate on a “no win, no fee” basis for SAH cases, providing peace of mind and access to justice for our clients.
Our team of specialist solicitors all want to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve and our no win, no fee policy means that you won’t have to worry about upfront legal fees or expenses. The first step would be to contact us and tell us about your accident and potential claim. In nearly every claim we deal with, Brian Barr Solicitors will cover the costs of litigation, including specialist medical assessments and expert opinions, meaning there will be no financial burden or pressure on you.
If we are successful in securing compensation for your SAH accident claim, our fees will be based on an agreed-upon percentage of the awarded amount. This transparent approach ensures that you receive the majority of the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our dedicated team of solicitors have extensive experience in handling complex personal injury claims. We are committed to providing you with compassionate and expert legal support throughout the entire process, fighting diligently to protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve.
If you have suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Brian Barr Solicitors today. Let us guide you through the legal process, offering our expertise and support to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to.