When your life is turned upside down due to a subdural haematoma, it is hard to know who to turn to and where to start. From confusion to personality changes to slurred speech, subdural haematoma can bring on serious complications and if you have suffered from one as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Brian Barr Solicitors are dedicated brain injury solicitors specialising in both traumatic and subtle brain and head injury claims and are here to help you get your life back on track if you have suffered from a subdural haematoma.
A subdural haematoma (SDH) is a serious condition where blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain. It is commonly associated with Traumatic Brain Injuries, but can also be caused by medical negligence following a surgical procedure, incorrect medication or dosage prescription, or genetic causes.
Subdural haematoma can increase the pressure that the brain tissues are subjected to. This increase can cause irreversible damage to the tissues, and the condition can often become life-threatening if left untreated. This is more common with subdural haematomas caused by traumatic injuries, but all types of SDH should be rapidly and effectively managed.
Anyone can develop a subdural haematoma after a severe head injury although they tend to affect people over the age of 60. Chronic subdural haematomas form gradually a few weeks after a minor head injury, therefore it is important to look out for signs. Any symptoms that may indicate a subdural haematoma should be assessed by a specialist as soon as possible.
There are 3 types of subdural haematomas, categorised by how fast they develop, how much bleeding occurs, and how much damage the bleeding causes.
All types of subdural haematoma can create dangerous complications, and should be assessed and treated by a specialist. If you have developed subdural haematoma following an accident that was not your fault, or because of medical negligence, contact the specialist Subdural Haematoma Solicitors with Brian Barr.
If you have suffered from a subdural haematoma, you will most likely find your day to day life changing significantly. If the injury was due to an accident that was not your fault, then you are entitled to compensation.
Brain injury recovery periods vary from person to person. Initially you may have to undergo surgery.
Typically, your claim will cover damages for some or more of the following:
From neurosurgeons to physiotherapists to mental health specialists, Brian Barr Solicitors work with the leading specialists who can help you adjust to everyday life after a subdural haematoma. We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the life-changing injury you have experienced, but we will look into every aspect of your claim to ensure that we get you the amount of compensation required to move forward with your life and we have successfully settled claims for our clients resulting in six and seven figure settlements.
It can be hard to spot the signs of a subdural haematoma, as the symptoms can develop right after a traumatic injury, or over the course of a few days or weeks after. For minor head injuries, patients may not even recollect the accident at all.
Symptoms of a subdural haematoma often include:
Any of these symptoms may indicate a subdural haematoma, and should be treated by a medical professional as soon as possible.
Possible causes for a subdural haematoma include:
Head injuries cause most subdural haematomas and can be very serious. If you have received a blow to the head following a road traffic accident, then a vein or other blood vessel can tear, causing blood to leak out. If the haematoma is severe, the build-up of blood can cause pressure on the brain.
At Brian Barr Solicitors we understand the impact that a brain injury and subdural haematoma has on both you and your family and our specialist brain injury solicitors are here to help you claim compensation for your pain and suffering due to your injury.
Most cases of subdural haematoma are treated surgically, although less severe cases may be monitored if expected to heal by themselves.
The most common surgeries that are used to treat subdural haematoma are:
Unfortunately, many people are left with some long-lasting problems after treatment, and recovery can take a long time, therefore it is vital your compensation covers ongoing costs you are likely to experience.
We are known in both the legal and medical field as being experts in brain injury claims and have cases transferred to us because of our specialist knowledge. Brian Barr Solicitors work closely with a number of charities in this area to help support people with all forms of serious and complex conditions, and we are on the panel of trusted legal partners for The Brain Charity.
If your current solicitors are not specialists, then it is important to move to a specialist firm whose expertise is in serious injury litigation sooner rather than later so we can ensure your claim is not undervalued and you get the compensation you deserve.
Moving solicitors is easy and hassle free, and in cases involving a subdural haematoma, it is vital that you speak to solicitors who deal with these types of neurological medical conditions, who fully understand your disorder and the true impact this has on your life. If not, your claim could be misunderstood and undervalued. You are under no obligation to stay with your current solicitor and are entitled to switch your solicitors for whatever reason you wish whether you feel that you are not going to get the compensation that you deserve or you are simply unhappy with their service.
We will handle everything for you, so please get in touch and let us help you get the ball rolling and the outcome you require to provide the best quality of life possible.