Acquired Brain Injury Compensation Solicitors: Brain Damage caused by Medical Negligence
A brain injury can have devastating and far reaching effects on families and loved ones, especially if it was caused by someone's negligence.
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors, we have the knowledge and expertise to assist families with the right legal advice during this challenging time.
If mistakes by a medical professional have left you or a family member with a brain injury, our experienced team can help you with a compensation claim.
Our brain injury medical negligence experts recognise what a difficult time this can be for you and your family, and we will make sure your compensation includes any funds necessary for ongoing medical care.
What is an acquired brain injury?
An acquired brain injury is any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. Some common causes of acquired brain injury (ABI) include road traffic accidents, disease, a lack of oxygen to the brain, drugs or alcohol, physical injuries and a stroke.
Unfortunately, brain injuries can also be caused by negligent medical treatment.
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury that you believe may have been caused by medical negligence, call now to speak to a specialist acquired brain injury solicitor about pursuing a claim for compensation.
Brain injury caused by medical negligence
There are many different kinds of medical negligence that can lead to a brain injury claim, with mistakes made across a range of circumstances.
Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a problem can lead to a brain injury developing or worsening, with strokes, haemorrhages and brain tumours just some of the conditions that can result.
Tied in with this is incorrect medication, which can sometimes cause swelling on the brain if the dose is too high. This could also apply to anaesthetic administering prior to surgery.
Brain injuries may also occur during surgery if not enough oxygen is supplied to the brain while the patient is unconscious. In some cases, it may also be that the required consent was not obtained before surgery commenced.
Another very serious case of brain injury medical negligence concerns mistakes made during birth, where oxygen to the baby’s brain is restricted during the process. This can lead to cerebral palsy, a permanent condition that affects motor function and can result in impaired balance, movement, hearing, learning ability, coordination and difficulty carrying out everyday tasks.
In addition to the causes mentioned above, our specialist brain injury negligence solicitors have years of experience handling cases of medical negligence involving a range of different brain injuries including:
- brain aneurysm
- loss of speech
- loss of movement
- memory issues
Acquired brain injury claims
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can offer practical help and guidance with your brain injury claim, ensuring you are kept informed of how your case is progressing at every stage.
We recognise the impact this kind of injury can have on a family and will treat your case with the sensitivity it deserves. Our team will work hard to secure compensation, not just for the damage done to your family but also to cover for any ongoing medical care.
A brain injury caused by medical negligence can have life-changing consequences. Although no amount of money could ever compensate for injuries of this nature, the settlement is intended to fund long-term treatment, care and rehabilitation.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, it may also be possible to help you on a No Win No fee basis.
Contact our clinical negligence team today today for more information on how to get started with your claim.
If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury caused by an accident and not medical Negligence, you can get more information on our traumatic brain injury claims page.
What if my loved one doesn’t have the mental capacity to bring a claim?
If a claimant does not have the capacity to bring a claim themselves a trusted friend or relative can handle the claim on their behalf. The person acting on the claimants behalf is called a “Litigation Friend”. As a litigation friend you will make decisions about the case as if you were the Claimant themselves and are under a duty to act in the best interests of the Claimant.
How long does the claim process take?
It is difficult to estimate at the outset how long a claim will take to conclude, but a complex case could take 2-3 years. A lot depends on whether the Defendant admits liability early in the case or not. Once liability has been established valuing the case can take a further 2 years to complete. This does not necessarily mean that no funds will be available in the meantime.
If liability is admitted then interim payment can be made to help cover the immediate costs of medical treatment, rehabilitation, and care pending final settlement of the case.
Why choose us?
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident, and medical negligence law firm acting for claimants who are victims of non-fault incidents.
Our Medical Negligence Lawyers, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham, and Whitefield.
The team of Brain Injury Lawyers at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
We have helped to secure substantial compensation packages for brain injury negligence cases. We understand that you’ll have many questions about your claim, so we offer a free initial consultation so you can start to get the answers you need.
You’ll be able to speak directly to a solicitor about your brain injury negligence compensation claim today using the phone number at the top of this page.
We specialise in no win no fee serious injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited medical negligence and personal injury law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service.
With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your claim is in safe hands.