We've got your brain injury claim covered
Someone is admitted to hospital every 90 seconds for a brain injury. These injuries generally occur due to an accident involving damage to the head. Unfortunately, there are also cases in which mistakes made by medical professionals can lead to brain injuries. In these circumstances, our specialist medical negligence experts are here to guide you on your journey to compensation.
Making a Brain Injury Claim
The impact of a brain injury can vary, from subtle injuries affecting a person’s mental well-being and cognition, to life-altering changes where individuals require constant medical care. At Patient Claim Line, we are determined to support all cases that we believe have grounds for a claim. No matter the severity of your brain injury, if you have suffered due to the negligence of a medical professional, we can help you to:
- Find out if you have a claim during a no-obligation, completely free call
- Understand the circumstances that led to your brain injury & how it could have been avoided
- Understand why you are entitled to, and should, make a brain injury claim
- Find out how much compensation you could be awarded
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What is a brain injury claim?
Most brain injuries happen after a traumatic accident, such as a road traffic collision, and 95% of all brain injuries are considered to be mild with patients making a full recovery. Unfortunately, there are cases where brain injuries occur as a result of medical negligence. This happens when mistakes are made or when procedures are not followed correctly. Examples include medical professionals failing to diagnose a condition, like meningitis, which leads to a brain injury, or where surgery has been performed incorrectly. If your brain injury was caused, or contributed to, by a medical error at any stage then you may be entitled to make a brain injury claim.
Types of brain injury claims
We have helped clients make brain injury claims for a vast number of reasons. The most common types of brain injury claims we help with are:
- Stroke related brain injuries – Failure to properly investigate symptoms, such as a sudden loss of vision which has led to a stroke
- Infant brain damage – Delayed caesarean sections can cause a deprivation of oxygen during delivery, which can lead to a baby being born with brain damage
- Brain tumour diagnosis – A delay in brain tumour diagnosis, cancer misdiagnosis or a delay in treatment can mean the tumour is able to grow and, subsequently, cause brain damage
- ENT infections – A failure to treat an ear, nose or throat (ENT) infection may result in brain damage
- Inflammation of the brain – A failure to diagnose and treat inflammation of the brain
- Infection related brain injuries – Any failure to diagnose or treat serious illnesses like sepsis or meningitis have been known to lead to life changing brain damage injuries
The impact of your brain injury
A brain injury can have a devastating effect on your life and on your loved ones. In the most severe cases, a brain injury can be life limiting, and you may now require round the clock care. Compensation can help you access rehabilitation or ongoing care. Long term effects of a brain injury that you may need regular support for include:
- Headaches and migraines
- Loss of balance
- Slurred speech
- Total loss of mental cognition
Compensation can go some way to helping you after a brain injury. As part of our commitment to helping you, we can direct you to many charities and support organisations like Headway.org.
How do I know if I can claim?
The most important factor when making a brain injury claim is proving that the medical negligence you experienced directly caused the brain damage and its effects. The most common examples we see of medical negligence in relation to brain injuries are:
- Taking too long to diagnose or treat the illness or infection
- Failing to send for the proper tests
- Misinterpretation of test results
- The wrong surgical procedure being carried out
- Errors during surgery
If you have been affected by any of the above or believe that you have suffered a brain injury due to medical negligence, once you feel ready, give us a call on 0330 107 5318 to discuss your claim and how we can help.
Why pursue a brain injury claim?
A brain injury can often lead to a person being unable to work which can cause financial hardship. We understand the pressure this can put on you and your family, which is why we work tirelessly to get you the compensation and support you need. Compensation can help with any initial losses as well as take into account future costs you may incur including:
- Loss of earnings, either whilst undergoing treatment or for the future if you are unable to return to work
- Cost of ongoing medical treatment including rehabilitation
- Changes to your home, for example if a brain injury has left you unable to walk
- Paying for carers or for family members who have given up work to care for you
- Emotional pain and suffering
Why choose Patient Claim Line for your brain injury claim?
We know how devastating a brain injury can be to both you and your loved ones. Let our dedicated medical negligence team take the stress out of the claims process. With over 30 years’ experience in brain injury cases, we have our best legal advisors ready to help you access the care and support you need. Our solicitors are based throughout the UK and offer a truly personal and local service backed by one of the UK’s leading law firms. It’s not enough to have a solicitor who understands medical negligence, you need one who specialises in this area and can explore and investigate every avenue to get you the compensation you deserve.
No Win No Fee Brain Injury Claims
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis meaning that you will not be required to make any upfront payments and if your case is unsuccessful, there will be no financial penalties. To help ease financial difficulties arising during the claims process, we also strive to secure interim payments. Interim payments are sometimes available once the people responsible for your brain injury admit fault earlier on in the process. These payments can help pay for rehabilitation and settling any financial burdens quicker than expected.
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Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with 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.
Meet the medical negligence team
Director of Medical Negligence Serious Injury
Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.
Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.Email me
Head of Medical Negligence
Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.
Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.
Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.Email me
Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department. She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.
Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work. She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people. Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.
One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area. Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.
Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council.Email me
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.
Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.
He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.
Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.Email me
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