Medical negligence

Abdominal aortic aneurysm claims

Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms can be both traumatic and life-threatening. If you or a loved one suffered a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Where the wall of the aorta becomes weak it can stretch and weaken (like a balloon inflating) to form an aneurysm. Pressure from the blood can then burst that wall. This is known as a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Provided the ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can be repaired and the procedure is done quickly, surgery usually saves lives. If a patient isn’t treated properly, the consequences could be catastrophic.

For more information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, read our blog.

What type of negligence would lead to an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

A ruptured aortic aneurysm is extremely serious and action is required as a matter of urgency. Therefore, if there’s a misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis, this could be catastrophic and result in the patient's death, as it can cause massive internal bleeding.

Examples of cases we’ve dealt with involving abdominal aortic aneurysms include:

  • Where an A&E doctor was able to recognise the signs
  • Where the patient showing symptoms was not sent for a CT and ultrasound scan
  • Where the patient was not referred to a surgeon in time

Can I claim for a loved one who passed away as a result of an abdominal aortic aneurysm caused by medical negligence?

Yes. If a medical professional was negligent in misdiagnosing or delaying diagnosing an abdominal aortic aneurysm which has led to the death of a loved one, you may be entitled to medical negligence compensation. Contact our specialist lawyers who’ll advise you what you’re entitled to and will get you the justice you deserve. The vast majority of our medical negligence cases are funded by a No Win No Fee agreement, which means if you lose your case, you will not have to pay any fees, and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you.

How much time do I have to claim?

If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales. Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date you or a loved one suffered as a result of medical negligence. However, there may be exceptions. To read more about the time limits of making a claim, please read our Medical Negligence FAQs or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for medical negligence, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care. Contact us for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have got a claim.

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