CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL
NEGLIGENCE EXPERTS
 

Brain Injury -
Medical Negligence
Compensation Claims

A brain injury can be catastrophic for both the affected person and their family. Depending uponthe severity of the condition, life after injury may never be the same. If the brain injury is due to medical or clinical malpractice, a brain injury negligence compensation claimcan be considered.

Our specialist medical negligence Solicitors have settled many medical negligence compensation claims for those who have suffered an avoidable brain injury.

Not all brain injuries are due to negligent medical treatment; for example, there are inherent risks associated with some surgical procedures which can result in this type of complication. But if it believed the treating Doctors or Surgeons mighthave been negligent, and this directly led to the brain injury, we may be able to assist you to bring a claim.

Causes of brain injury

Severe brain injury can result in one of two ways: traumatic, and non-traumatic.

Some of the causes of non-traumatic brain injury can be:

  • Vascular problems — strokes causing clots in the brain, cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding in the area of the brain), subarachnoid haemorrhage (a burstaneurysm)
  • Brain tumours, including cancer
  • Hypoxia, hypoglycaemia, hyperpyrexia
  • Meningitis, tuberculosis, cerebral abscess, malaria, encephalitis
  • RICP
  • Misdiagnosis of a condition, leading to brain injury and cognitive dysfunction

Traumatic brain injuries, on the other hand, are due to an external force or blow to the skull.

If you or a loved one has suffered any form of brain injury, as specialist medical negligence Solicitors, we can assist you if you have been givenan incorrect or delayed diagnosis or treatment.

Effects of brain injury

Where brain injuries are concerned, the health effects can vary considerably, from a minor concussion and headache to long-termsensory or motor problems. As such, the patient’s way of life and quality of living can be adversely impacted. Brain injury can lead to:

  • Weakness in movement or loss of sensation
  • Memory loss
  • A minimally conscious state
  • Problems with vision, taste, smell, hearing
  • Personality and behavioural changes
  • Loss of movement

Because we have access to an expert panel of neurological and neurosurgical professionals, no matter the effects of the brain injury, we can deal with your compensation claim.

Compensation when it matters

Whether the brain injury is due to a failure to diagnose correctly, surgical errors, failure to obtain proper consent, mistakes with anaesthetic or another cause, our expert medical team will be fully committed to securing your compensation.

We will take into account every aspect of the affected patient’s life that has been impacted. Brain injury compensation can help with lossof earnings, nursing and care facilities, adaptations to the home environment, transport requirements, specialist schooling, and much more.

By allowing us to handle the compensation claim for your loved one, you can be assuredwe will give them the best chance of regaining as much of their quality of life as possible.

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