Overview

Brain Injury Claims

Brain injury claims are among the most complex types of Clinical Negligence cases. They can follow medical or surgical errors as well as other traumas, and the consequences can be catastrophic for the patient and their family.

From our extensive experience, we understand the emotional and practical issues faced by clients and their families. At Jackson Lees Solicitors, we will always do our best to make the legal process for such claims as quick and stress-free as possible.

How Brain Injury claims work

Brain injury claims involve careful and intense investigation to ascertain the cause of the injury and whether it should reasonably have been avoided with competent care.

If it can be concluded that the injury was caused by Medical Negligence as opposed to misfortune, a detailed analysis of the consequences will follow. This will enable us to value the case and ensure our client is fully compensated.

Given their severity, brain injury claims often attract compensation payments of millions of pounds to ensure our client’s future needs are met. Because of this, claims are often heavily defended.

This is why it is so important that victims in these cases should enlist the help of a specialist legal team to ensure their claim is handled correctly and within the required time limit.

Brain injuries are often among the most serious cases we act upon, as the damage caused can often have a severe, life-altering impact on the victim, It can be very distressing for victims and their families.

Brain injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including Medical Negligence and surgical errors. They can also occur due to a fall or head injury, or as a result of a lack of oxygen to the brain due to a severe health condition, such as an asthma attack or heart attack.

At Jackson Lees, we have acted for a number of clients who have suffered from brain injuries which have been caused by different mechanisms, and are experienced both in showing how the injury occurred and whether this was the result of Medical Negligence, as well as in assessing the extent of the Injury caused and the effects upon the client’s life.

Jackson Lees Solicitors have over 25 years of experience in successfully handling complex Medical Negligence cases, including brain injury claims. If you have suffered a brain injury, we will do all we can to help you.

In cases where a family member has suffered a life-altering brain injury, we can help you establish the facts and find out who is responsible.

We have acted for thousands of clients in England and Wales, we can visit you at home if this is more convenient.

We can take your case on through a conditional fee agreement, also known as no win, no fee.

Call us today on 0151 282 1700 or complete our online enquiry form.

Medical Negligence claims with Jackson Lees Solicitors

At Jackson Lees Solicitors, our aim is to ensure you have all the support you need. We can act on your behalf to make a claim for your negligent care.

We leave no stone unturned when analysing your case, assessing the facts to establish whether Medical Negligence was the cause of the brain injury.

The most serious brain injury claims can be awarded very high compensation amounts, and as a result, are often aggressively defended by the medical facility concerned. This is why you need a specialist on your side, we know what needs to be done in order for your claim to succeed.

We have acted on behalf of many clients who have experienced brain injuries, we understand the devastation this can cause to you and your loved ones.

We will do all we can to help and support you, ensuring that you get the outcome to your claim that you deserve.

Case study

In one recent case, we acted for a client who suffered from asthma, and had done so over a number of years. On one particular occasion, she attended her GP, complaining of shortness of breath and wheezing. She was not provided with nebuliser treatment and the GP did not arrange for her admission to hospital, which we argued should have been the case, given the recorded severity of her symptoms. She subsequently collapsed and suffered a respiratory arrest, which in turn caused a lack of oxygen to the brain and brain damage.

She was left with on-going physical and neuropsychological problems, which meant that she was largely confined to a wheelchair, suffered urinary incontinence as well as visual problems and concentration difficulties, amongst other issues.

She required specialist accommodation, additional care and therapies as well as aids and equipment, and we argued that these issues had been created by the negligence of the Defendant.

The Court process was followed, but the matter was subsequently settled without the need for a trial, for the sum of £2,500,000, less any benefits to be repaid to the DWP, which it was hoped would provide for her needs for the rest of her life.

Cases such as these are challenging, as the value and often complex medical issues mean that they can be contested heavily by the Defendant, both in terms of whether negligence occurred, but also in respect of the appropriate value of compensation needed by the client to deal with the consequences of such alleged negligence.

At Jackson Lees, we have acted for a number of clients who have sustained life changing Brain Injuries, and are experienced in the type of issues that arise, as well as in understanding the emotional and practical effects that these issues can have upon the client and their wider family, and deal with such cases as sensitively and as compassionately as possible.

Talk to us about your case

If you wish to make a brain injury claim, you or your family should get in touch with Jackson Lees Solicitors today. We are accredited by leading legal organisations such as Action Against Medical Injuries (AvMA) and the Law Society, and can assist with a wide range of cases including those where a Brain Injury was caused during birth.

You may find our blog useful, in particular the article ‘Brain Injury, help for the family.’

Our aim is to help you do the right thing, the right way by approaching your case in a meticulous and sensitive manner. Call us today on 0151 282 1700 or fill in our online enquiry form to find out how we can help you.

Legal advice from Jackson Lees solicitors

Jackson Lees Solicitors are vastly experienced in all kinds of Medical Negligence cases, including brain injuries. Get in touch if you or a loved one requires our advice and guidance to help secure Brain Injury compensation.

We appreciate that you will probably have many questions about your case, and you can call us free on 0151 282 1700 for initial advice on the best way to proceed with a claim.