Our Medical Negligence Lawyers offer a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence and medical accidents. Call us on 08000 488 777 or tell us what happened so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.
If you or a member of your family has endured a brain injury, you are directly aware of the devastation it can cause. Some people are fortunate enough to make a complete recovery, whereas others can take years and never recover from the severity of their injury. The effects of this injury vastly differ – anywhere from headaches to complete loss of bodily function. If your brain injury has been sustained due to anybody (or anything else), you deserve justice and compensation and should seek advice from an experienced Medical Negligence Lawyer. Starting a brain injury claim can be a lengthy and a trying process so it is important to choose carefully a specialist lawyer to act on your behalf and represent your needs.
Brain Injuries Due to Medical Negligence
While brain injuries can occur naturally from genetic causes or accidents, in some cases they are a result of medical negligence. If the brain injury is due to medical negligence the victim deserves justice. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers are experienced in dealing with many different types of brain injury claims including;
- Diagnostic delays
- Treatment delays
- Inadequate treatment of an illness
- Inappropriate treatment of an infection
- Surgical errors
- Injuries sustained at birth
- Prescription errors
Pursuing Brain Injury Medical Negligence Claim
A claim for compensation is dependent on expert statements and medical records. In order to be successful, you must prove that the healthcare provider or institution fell below their duty of care (which is, a standard that could reasonably expected of any qualified specialist in the field). It must also be proven that the lack of care directly led to the sustained injury and that it was the ultimate consequence of the actions and/or omissions of the treating healthcare provider. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers can help to claim compensation not only for the pain and suffering occurred for the duration of the injury, but also for the adaptations in the victim’s daily life, for example housing adaptations, mobile additions, professional modifications, etc.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury resulting from medical negligence you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Adults must file a claim for compensation within three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you
If a claim is filled too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
Example of a successful birth injury case
There are many cases where the brain injury is due to medical negligence at the time of birth – and they do not necessarily have to have been caused at the hospital during birth. Just last year, a premature infant was taken to a GP surgery and was examined with the simple advice to keep the infant warm and to be taken home. Unfortunately this advice was incorrect. The child was in fact extremely ill and was taken back to the hospital that same day where he had suffered severe oxygen deprivation – resulting in extreme brain damage. Ultimately, it was found that the symptoms being exhibited by the child in the surgery actually warranted an immediate referral to the hospital and the GP was found to be negligent in the advice given.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury due to medical negligence contact us to discuss your case in a free consultation.
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