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Claiming For Brain Injury

If your loved one has been left brain damaged as a result of medical error, you will be entitled to compensation for the devastating impact this has had on your life. To begin a claim against the medical practitioner or NHS Trust responsible, contact a medical negligence solicitor without delay.

Brain injuries caused by medical negligence

Brain injuries can occur for any number of reasons, many of which cannot be blamed upon medical professionals. However, there are sadly times when the actions (or inactions) of medical practitioners directly result in a patient suffering brain damage. Commonly, this will happen due to:-

1. Lack of oxygen

Oxygen deprivation will quickly cause the brain to suffer injury. If doctors are responsible for the lack of oxygen, there will be grounds for a medical negligence claim. For example, if errors cause asphyxiation during childbirth, if the oxygen supply is disrupted during surgery, or if oxygen is not provided when required (such as during a heart attack).

2. Delay in treatment

Brain damage may occur if a patient has a condition that requires urgent treatment, but medical professionals fail to make a timely diagnosis. This may happen with conditions such as a brain tumour, brain haemorrhage, stroke, meningitis or encephalitis.

3. Medication errors

An overdose of certain medication such as steroids can also lead to swelling of the brain.

Has this happened to you?

If you believe you or your loved one has sustained brain damage because of medical error, such as the ones described above, you must speak to a solicitor. Your lives will have undoubtedly be turned upside down, as brain injury usually results in devastating complications including reduced capacity and physical disability.

If medical negligence has caused you to suffer these terrible consequences, you deserve to be properly compensated. Although this will not undo the catastrophic damage that has been done, it will at least help you to achieve a sense of justice. It will also provide you with the financial support you need to help care for your loved one. Such compensation settlements are often very high in reflection of the life-changing injuries and the extent of round-the-clock care subsequently required.

This was demonstrated in the case of Zach Petrou which was recently settled for £10 million compensation. He received treatment for croup as a seven month year old baby, but was starved of oxygen and left profoundly brain damaged. Now 19 years old, he is doubly incontinent, has the mental capacity of a baby and yet is expected to live well into his 70s. He requires two full-time carers and will never recover from his injuries.

Speak to a solicitor today

If you would like to talk to a solicitor about a brain injury caused by medical error, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We will help to suggest what action you can take next.

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