Stroke Misdiagnosis Claims

Our stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment solicitors have substantial experience and expertise in supporting those who have received negligent medical care following a stroke.

Strokes can be life-changing for an individual and their loved ones. Where a stroke is misdiagnosed or mistreated, the consequences can be incredibly serious. In these situations, making a claim for stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment compensation may be possible, which is where our experts can lend their support.

If you or a loved one have experienced stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment, we understand that you will be feeling upset, and have many questions without answers. You may also, understandably, believe that any suffering could have been avoided had you or your loved one received the expected standard of medical care.

At Ashtons Legal LLP, we often hear from people who have been affected by stroke medical negligence and are unsure of what to do next. When instructed, our specialist stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment solicitors will adopt an empathetic approach, taking pragmatic steps to secure the maximum available compensation.

We are aware that receiving compensation for the misdiagnosis/mistreatment of a stroke will not reverse the damage that has already been done, nor will it make the situation any easier to move on from. However, compensation can ease the financial burdens that have been placed on you as a result of the misdiagnosis/mistreatment and ensure all of your future needs are met.

Our stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment solicitors can offer you:

  • Free initial consultation on your claim
  • No win no fee funding
  • A negotiation-led approach that means most claims are settled out of court
  • Independently accredited expertise you can trust
  • A very high track record of successful claims
  • A sensitive, personal service to support you during this difficult time
  • A free rehabilitation service to aid your or your loved one’s recovery

Contact Our Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Claims Solicitors

To make a stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment compensation claim, please get in touch with our experienced solicitors today. You will be offered a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your claim and learn more about how we can help.

If you have an enquiry regarding a stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment claim, please call us on 0330 404 0776, email or fill in the enquiry form on the right hand side of the page, and one of our specialists will be in touch. In the meantime, you might also find our medical negligence FAQs of assistance.

Ashtons Legal Medical Negligence Team

Ashtons’ specialist medical negligence solicitors have substantial experience and expertise in supporting clients with a wide range of claims, including those involving stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment. This has allowed us to establish a firm reputation for securing positive results and understanding the unique circumstances of every case we handle.

When you work with our team, you will benefit from being able to work alongside compassionate and highly experienced legal professionals with specialist accreditations. Senior members of our medical negligence team are recognised by APIL as either Senior Fellows or Senior Litigators, and are on the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel.

Sharon Allison, our Head of Medical Negligence, also belongs to the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel.

Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Claims Case Studies

Success in the High Court for Stroke Survivor

£1 million obtained for man who suffered a stroke following negligent care

How To Make a Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Claim

Our team are able to support anyone who has experienced a stroke which was later misdiagnosed or mistreated by medical professionals. No matter how or why the misdiagnosis/mistreatment occurred, if it can be shown that avoidable mistakes were made and this made a difference to your outcome, you may be in a position to make a claim.

Our specialist stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment solicitors will guide you through the entire process of making a claim from start to finish. Every aspect of your claim will be dealt with comprehensively, meaning you do not need to turn anywhere else for support.

Our stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment claims service will include:

  • Assessing your stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment claim and arranging funding via ‘no win no fee’ agreement
  • Building your stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment case, including access to experienced medical experts to support your claim
  • Drafting and submitting a Letter of Claim to the Defendant
  • Traditional Negotiation/Mediation processes to reach a settlement
  • Representing you in Court if required
  • Access to our free Client Rehabilitation Service for ongoing health and welfare benefits support

To make a stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment claim today, get in touch with our solicitors at Astons Legal. Below you can learn more about the specific processes involved in making a claim for compensation.

Our Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Compensation Claims Service

Assessing Your Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Claim

The first step for any stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment claim is to carefully assess the details of the case. You will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our team where you can discuss what happened and how the misdiagnosis or mistreatment of a stroke has affected you (or the person you are claiming for).

We can then make a judgement regarding the merits of the claim and consider what the likely chance of success will be. If you have grounds to make a claim, we can explain the options available to you, including your options for funding a claim. This includes explaining our ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

Building Your Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Medical Negligence Case

To build an effective claim for stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment, we will collate all of your medical records, take witness statements from anyone able to aid your case and instruct independent medical experts to report on whether the standard of care you received fell below what is expected and what difference this made to your outcome.

This will allow us to clearly establish what happened and how the negligence has affected your life.

Submitting the Letter of Claim

After all the relevant evidence is collected and we have assessed that your claim has reasonable prospects of success, we will draft a Letter of Claim and send this to the Defendant. This sets out the allegations of medical negligence, how the consequences of the stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment could have been avoided and what difference the negligence has made to your outcome.

The Defendant has four months to respond to the Letter of Claim and can either accept or dispute the allegations of medical negligence in whole or in part.

If the Defendant admits negligence, we can then proceed to value your stroke claim and agree on a suitable settlement. We can also arrange for interim damages to be paid if you have any immediate needs which need to be met.

The Defendant may not admit the negligence, in which case we will seek to instruct a barrister on your behalf and review the denials in detail. We will then consider what if any further expert medical evidence is necessary to substantiate your claim and/or look to assess the merits of issuing court proceedings on your behalf.

Wherever possible, we will attempt to resolve a claim without the need for issuing court proceedings. However, if a suitable settlement simply cannot be achieved, we will support and represent you throughout the entirety of the litigation process, including trial if necessary, providing the evidence remains supportive of your claim.

Mediation Processes

If the Defendant admits to stroke medical negligence, our solicitors will often seek to find a suitable settlement via mediation. This is something we are highly experienced in using for medical negligence cases, having established a strong track record of securing high levels of compensation.

Court Processes

If reaching a settlement through mediation is simply not possible, our team can also represent you in Court. We are closely linked with a number of highly respected and knowledgeable barristers, and we can ensure that you will receive outstanding representation throughout the entire process.

Free Rehabilitation Processes

Following a stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment, you will likely require additional health care and rehabilitation. We will work closely with our rehabilitation team, providing a service that is free of charge. This is regardless of whether your claim is successful or not.

For further information about this service, please get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors.

Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Compensation Claims Fees

‘No Win No Fee’ Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Claims

We handle most claims on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means you only need to contribute to your legal fees if we are successful in securing compensation for you.

Where a claim is successful, you may also have the majority of your legal fees paid by the Defendant.

To maintain full transparency, we will regularly and clearly explain to you the level of contribution you will be required to make to your fees if you are successful. Please be assured that, if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay anything towards your fees, provided you give us instructions when requested, follow our advice and act honestly throughout the claim.

Frequently Asked Questions About Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Compensation Claims

Can a stroke be misdiagnosed/mistreated?

Unfortunately, it is possible for a stroke to be misdiagnosed and/or mistreated. While the symptoms of a stroke are usually very clear, and doctors should have a clear idea on how to proceed, mistakes can be made.

A stroke could be misdiagnosed entirely, the type of stroke may be misdiagnosed, the cause of the stroke may be missed, there may be a significant delay in a diagnosis and/or treatment or inappropriate treatment may be given.

What can a stroke be misdiagnosed as?

There are a wide range of conditions a stroke could be confused with. These include:

  • Seizures
  • Migraines
  • Sepsis
  • Metabolic derangement
  • Hypertension

Can I sue for a misdiagnosed/mistreated stroke?

You may be in a position to make a claim for compensation if you have had a stroke and it has been misdiagnosed or mistreated. A successful claim will focus on demonstrating that clear mistakes were made during your case that would not have been made by a competent medical professional and that these errors made a difference to your outcome.

How much compensation can you get for stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment?

It is not always possible to determine exactly how much compensation you could receive for a stroke claim. This is because there are a number of factors at play, all of which need to be taken into consideration. Final settlements will always be made on a case-by-case basis.

Stroke claim compensation will typically cover any financial losses you have incurred in the past or are likely to incur in the future, including medical bills, loss of earnings.  It will also compensate for the extra care and assistance provided free by family and friends in the past and will cover the cost of any care that will need to be provided into the future.  It will also consider the non-financial impact of your injuries, such as your pain and suffering and your inability to continue to carry out your usual activities of daily living and hobbies.

Your stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment solicitor will advise you on how much you could be entitled to based on your individual circumstances.

Why Choose Ashtons Legal?

Ashtons Legal  is a client-centred firm. We are committed to supporting all of our clients, providing a carefully tailored service that suits everyone’s individual needs.

We keep matters straightforward. We do not use any legal jargon and we make sure the claims process is as simple as possible, providing a welcoming and approachable service.

As a firm, we are recognised by legal commentators Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners and hold many specialist accreditations, including LexcelAvMaBrain Injury GroupAPIL, and many more.

Get in Touch with Our Stroke Misdiagnosis/Mistreatment Solicitors

To make a stroke claim, please get in touch with our experienced stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment solicitors. You will be offered a free initial consultation to discuss the particulars of your claim and learn more about how we can help.

If you have an enquiry regarding a stroke misdiagnosis/mistreatment claim, please call us on 0330 404 0776, email or fill in the enquiry form on the right hand side of the page, and one of our specialists will be in touch. In the meantime, you might also find our medical negligence FAQs of assistance.


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