Expert advice from Ison Harrison

This is a serious medical emergency caused by rupture of a brain aneurysm. It may occur without warning in an otherwise healthy individual and if untreated may result in death or serious disability.

The symptoms include:

  • Sudden severe headache – may be so severe that it feels as they have been hit on the head.
  • Stiff neck
  • Sickness and vomiting
  • Confusion

The diagnosis may be missed if it is assumed that the patient just has a migraine. A CT scan is required to confirm that diagnosis. Surgery or coiling of the aneurysm is required to prevent further haemorrhages.

At Ison Harrison, our team has vast experience in dealing with matters relating to brain injury. If you or someone close to you has suffered a brain injury, you can contact us on 0113 2845000 or for further information and free advice.