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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.
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
Partner, Head of Medical Negligence
Alison is Head of Medical Negligence Serious Injury and is based in our Southport office.
She has over 15 years’ experience in personal injury and medical negligence. Alison assists with the overall running of the Department and oversees several of the Medical Negligence teams, dealing with a variety of cases from the first call right the way through to Trial.
She currently oversees 4 teams all dealing with catastrophic injuries caused to clients as a result of medical negligence. Her teams specialise in catastrophic spinal, brain and birth injuries in addition to amputation cases.
Associate & Birth Injury Solicitor
Leanne is a Specialist Litigator operating within our Medical Negligence Department. In total, she has worked in the legal profession since 2003, initially specialising in catastrophic injuries.
As a dedicated Specialist Litigator, Leanne specialises in birth injury cases and is passionate about getting results for the many families she represents.
Her unwavering client care has seen her succeed in representing many vulnerable families, all of whom have experienced incredible trauma and loss.
“Leanne was friendly and very approachable, my husband and I always felt we were in very capable hands. Leanne was not only thorough but also compassionate throughout, her support whilst completing our statements was very welcoming and it helped ease any upset and pressures.”
“Based on my experience, if anyone is considering pursing compensation for their child having cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury then I would not hesitate to recommend Leanne.”
HS v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: Acting on behalf of her client following a maternal infection during labour which crossed the blood-brain barrier causing injury to the baby.
LW v Cwm Taff Local University Health Board: Acting for her client after a medical professionals failed to recognise a baby was in distress.
SH v Cwm Taff Local University Health Board: Acting on behalf of her client due to failure in recognising that mother had a torn uterus during labour causing a hypoxic injury to baby.
CW v Cwm Taff Local University Health Board: Acting on behalf of her client when there was a failure to recognise a baby was in distress during labour, Resulted in a hypoxic injury.
Featured as an Assistant Solicitor in the Legal 500 in 2020
Sinead joined Patient Claim Line in October 2015, having qualified as a solicitor in April 2010. Sinead leads a team of six, placing a huge emphasis on building strong relationships both with her colleagues and her customers.
Associate, Senior Solicitor
Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.
Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.
Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.
"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.