Whilst chemical, electrical, physical and functional changes have been identified in the brains of sufferers, there is currently no specific test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME).
There are guidelines for doctors to help them diagnose the condition. The diagnosis is one of exclusion (ie excluding all other likely conditions) and is based upon:
- Your symptoms as determined by taking a full medical history and carrying out a physical examination;
- As some of the symptoms of ME are similar to those of other conditions, the doctor will want to rule out any other condition which may be responsible for causing some or all of your symptoms. This may involve testing blood and urine. Typically, the doctor will be looking for signs of conditions such as an underactive thyroid gland, diabetes, liver and kidney problems or anaemia.
Follow this link for information on how Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) is treated.
“I really can’t imagine where I’d be now if I hadn’t found you. You’re so kind and understanding. If it hadn’t been for your constant encouragement I don’t think I’d have been able to see the claim through. Thank you so much.” EF (£146,000 recovered), October 2017
Why do you need a specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Solicitor?
Over the years, we have worked with many people who, following an accident, have developed Chronic fatigue Syndrome and/or other conditions of central sensitisation. As a result we have developed not only an unrivalled understanding of Chronic fatigue Syndrome, but also excellent working relationships with many of the country’s leading medical experts in the condition. As Chronic fatigue Syndrome Solicitors, this is knowledge and expertise we use daily for our clients’ benefit.
We understand the fundamental importance of seeking early specialist treatment and are regularly able to arrange funding for both treatment and to keep your head above water financially until your claim settles.
In summary, what you can expect when you instruct us is:
- access to the leading experts in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to get you the specialist medical help you so desperately need;
- regular requests for early interim payments to help you financially and to fund the cost of treatment and rehabilitation as recommended by the medical experts;
- consideration as to whether you would benefit from a medically qualified case manager to co-ordinate your treatment, rehabilitation, purchase of specialist equipment and any adaptations to your home.
“When my ME returned with a vengeance following a road accident I was so lucky to find Bruce Dyer and BLB. Bruce is so knowledgeable, understanding and supportive. The other side fought the claim tooth and nail but Bruce was always so positive and we came through in the end.” AS (£282,500 recovered), October 2017
What will happen when you call us?
For a free, confidential discussion, contact us either using the form at the bottom of this page, or call us on 01225 462871.
One of our specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Solicitors will be waiting to speak with you. They will be able to talk through your situation and make a realistic assessment of how we can maximise your compensation and, crucially, help you to obtain the early, specialist treatment you need.