Brain Damage Negligence Claims
Brain damage caused by medical negligence can have catastrophic effects both for the patient and their family. Brain injuries can range in severity from barely noticeable – such as mild memory loss or an inability to concentrate for extended periods of time – to considerable physical disability, coma, and even death. Suffering brain damage can be hard enough to come to terms with but knowing your life has been altered forever due to medical mistakes and negligence is heartbreaking.
What is Brain Damage Negligence?
Brain damage negligence can refer to injuries sustained during the diagnosis and treatment of a pre-existing condition, or to brain damage caused by mistakes made during the treatment of another type of condition. Examples of brain damage negligence can include:
- Lack of oxygen during birth or surgery
- Administering incorrect medication
- Anaesthetic errors
- Delaying the treatment of certain illnesses, such as a stroke
Not all brain damage is caused by negligence. Where it is, or where substandard care has exacerbated brain damage, you may be able to make a medical negligence compensation claim.
A case study of a brain damage negligence features a patient who sought help at Accident and Emergency after experience severe headaches and vomiting. He was admitted to hospital but series of delays and errors, including incorrectly recording that he was discharged when he was still in a hospital bed, and hours before he was given a CT scan, led to misdiagnosis of a brain cyst. Despite being rushed into surgery as soon as the cyst was identified, the patient’s condition had worsened, and he died the following day.
Cerebral palsy is a term which covers a broad range of symptoms including poor mobility and muscle control, learning difficulties, epilepsy, and hearing. The condition can be caused by a lack of oxygen reaching a baby’s brain during pregnancy, labour, or shortly after birth.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts are here to offer you legal advice and support and to represent your interests as you claim compensation for medical negligence. We do not treat our clients like generic numbers because we appreciate that brain damage has far-reaching effects on them and for their families. We understand the world of medical negligence and legal action can be foreign and confusing so we take a sensitive and personal approach to helping make it as smooth and stress-free as possible for you.
Medical negligence claims are as much about having someone assume the responsibility for your injury as they are for obtaining payment for damages. Compensation can pay for rehabilitation treatments and other support you need to make the best possible recovery.
Where negligence is clear, we may be able to request an interim compensation payment to allow you to access private medical care and avoid NHS queues and means tested treatment. Depending on the nature of your injury, early intervention from occupational therapists can make an enormous difference to your recovery and quality of life.
Get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts today and make a no-obligation enquiry about claiming compensation for negligence related brain damage.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Expert, Friendly Solicitors
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Lawyers
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert brain damage negligence solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a brain damage negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.