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Cochlear Implant Negligence Claims

Reviewed by

Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 4th January, 2024

We've got your Cochlear Implant Negligence Claim covered

Cochlear implants are a prosthesis that can assist people with profound hearing loss to recognise and understand speech.

Unfortunately, medical equipment such as cochlear implants can sometimes cause injury and harm for a variety of reasons –for example, the device itself is defective/damaged or it is implanted incorrectly.

If you’ve experienced problems with your cochlear implant, we understand that it’s likely to have caused suffering and deeply affected your quality of life.

Types of cochlear implant claim:

  • The use of a defective cochlear implant
  • Errors made during cochlear implant surgery

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How to make a claim

If you’ve experienced difficulties in relation to your cochlear implant, you could be eligible to make a claim for medical negligence. Our empathetic team of advisers will take some brief details and can quickly advise whether you have a claim.

Get in touch today via our online claim form or by calling us on 0330 107 5328.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Cochlear Implant Negligence Claim?

Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.

Frequently asked questions about Cochlear Implant Negligence Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Cochlear Implant Negligence Claim

If you would like to make a cochlear implant negligence claim, this should be done within three years of the negligence taking place. The three–year period will begin either from when you or your loved received negligent care or from when you became aware that negligent treatment occurred. It is important to seek legal advice within the three-year window as you may otherwise miss out on compensation you are be entitled to. If the case involves anyone under 18, the legal case must be pursued within three years from the date of their 18th birthday. 

A cochlear implant negligence claim could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds according to the severity of the injury. Compensation exists as a blanket of financial aid to account for loss or reduction of income, the cost of rehabilitation and the care required following brain injuries that have impacted your independence. The amount of compensation awarded will be dependent on your individual circumstances and will consider how the injury has impacted your life.

If the person with the brain injury does not have the capacity to look after their own affairs, a ‘Litigation Friend’ can be appointed to make a claim on behalf of the person affected.

For individuals who do not hold the mental capacity to put forward a claim for their brain injury, there are also no time limits, however, it is important to seek legal advice on this.

Meet our Cochlear Implant Negligence Team

  • Alison Flaherty

    Partner, Head of Medical Negligence

  • Leanne Devine

    Associate & Birth Injury Solicitor

  • Sinead Connolly


  • Bilal Qasim

    Associate, Senior Solicitor

  • Case Study

    Vincent's Story

    "He's always there for us"

    At the age of 2 we noticed our son Vincent had trouble with his hearing. We had this testing over a number of years and were repeatedly told there was nothing wrong.

    Initially we thought this was a speech and language problem, this wasn't the case. It took 4 to 5 years of assessments, with the constant response that there was nothing wrong with his hearing. A different test was them carried on Vincent overnight where it was found he was profoundly deaf.

    After years of frustration we were finally able to provide Vincent with the support he required and received an implant. This has enable Vincent to be able to hear. The support from our solicitors has enabled to to gain access to specialist which have supported Vincent in closing the gap in his speech he lost out on to his peers.