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Post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as  PTSD, is a type of anxiety disorder caused by stressful, distressful or frightening events.

There are many circumstances which can cause PTSD including:

  • Serious transport accidents

  • Violent personal assaults (such as sexual assault)

  • Prolonged sexual abuse, violence or severe neglect

  • Witnessing violent deaths

  • Military combat

PTSD can develop over the course of months or years or can occur immediately following the event.  The symptoms can vary and in some cases can be severe, having a significant impact on a persons life. They may suffer from flashbacks or nightmares and insomnia after the event, and can lead to feeling isolated.

It is important that your solicitor understand the complexities that may be involved in a PTDS claim. Given our extensive experience, our team is in a position where we can readily identify the issues involved in your claim that could impact you or your loved one’s immediate and future needs. One of our expert solicitors even practiced as a hospital doctor prior to studying law. Another was a midwife, and another was a director of intensive care research at a teaching hospital.

The emotional reassurance of knowing that your loved one is left in good hands can have a significant impact on you and your family. At Moore Blatch, we will take time to explain the specific issues involved in your claim and your options for pursuing compensation. We will explain your options and the likelihood of your claim succeeding, and we will make certain that we advocate for your best interests.

If you have witnessed or been involved in an event which has left you with post-traumatic stress disorder, contact the solicitors at our firm to arrange a meeting or to discuss your case. Initial consultations are free of charge.

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