Epilepsy is a relatively common but often debilitating condition affecting over 400,000 in the UK. If treated properly, epilepsy can often be managed by the use of drugs to minimise the effect it has on the sufferers’ day to day lives. However, if epilepsy is misdiagnosed or incorrectly treated then serious consequences can occur.
Epilepsy is caused when the signals being sent to the brain are interrupted causing the brain to temporarily work abnormally. There are many factors which could be linked to the onset of epilepsy – such as a head injury, brain damage during birth or brain tumours – but often the cause of epilepsy is unknown.
There are two types of epilepsy – partial and generalised. The medical profession assess how much of the brain is being affected during a seizure to decide which category the particular case of epilepsy falls into. If only part of the brain is affected then the sufferer will be experiencing a partial seizure, however, if both halves of the brain are affected during the seizure the sufferer will be experiencing a generalised seizure.
In the event that something less serious (such as a migraine) is incorrectly diagnosed as epilepsy the patient could be unnecessarily prescribed drugs and treatment which could have an adverse affect on their life and general well being. Alternatively, although a patient could be correctly diagnosed as suffering from epilepsy, the type, and therefore severity, is misdiagnosed and this leads to the incorrect type or incorrect amount of drugs being prescribed and administered to the patient. This can have serious side effects and cause a delay in the patients learning ability and personal development.
If you feel that you have been affected by a misdiagnosis of epilepsy, Loyalty Law’s expert solicitors can advise you whether you may be able to make a claim for medical negligence. Our lawyers are specialists in epilepsy misdiagnosis claims and will be able to answer all of your questions as well as advising you how much compensation you may be entitled to. Our Loyalty Law service for you with without charge and without obligation.
The cost of funding a medical negligence claim
Our expert solicitors will be able to discuss with you the various options of funding your claim which may include legal aid, a no-win no-fee agreement, or legal expense insurance. These options will be discussed with you in details to ensure you choose the option that is right for you.
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- Before they can start working with us and for you, they are individually interviewed by our managing director, a solicitor himself (although no longer practising). He is quickly able to assess whether they have the legal skills, but also whether they are easy to speak with on the telephone and will give you the confidence to believe in the service that you deserve.
- At the end of every legal matter that a Loyalty Law solicitor handles for one of our clients, we carry out an interview with the client to ensure that they have been completely satisfied with the service. This ensures that not only does the solicitor start off by providing an excellent service when he joins us, but through your feedback they continue to achieve the right service levels and continue to make you happy. This is important to us and is one of the reasons why we believe Loyalty Law is the right place for you to choose your solicitor.
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