According to the Stroke Association, 152,000 stokes are suffered annually in the UK, with high blood pressure a contributory factor in about 50% of all cases.
There are two types of stroke. These are ischemic and hemorrhagic. An ischemic stroke is caused when blood is cut off from part of the brain due to a blood clot. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain due to one or more burst blood vessels.
An individual may have grounds to make a brain injury claim following a stroke if medical professionals failed to spot high blood pressure or the symptoms of a stroke, caused the stroke during a surgical procedure, or failed to give appropriate treatment.
The physical symptoms of a stroke include but are not limited to numbness or weakness on one side of the individual’s body, drooping of the face on one side, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and sudden blurred vision.
If a person believes someone is having a stroke, they should follow the F.A.S.T. test to check for signs:
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to a stroke which was either caused directly by medical professionals during an operation, or not diagnosed or treated correctly, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
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