Brain Injury Claims
We are medical negligence solicitors ready to help with brain injury compensation claims.
Brain injuries caused by medical negligence can often have life-changing effects for individuals and their families. Brain injuries can occur in various ways due to medical negligence, including but not limited to negligence involving the birth of a child and or negligence resulting in a patient suffering a stroke.
Brain injuries explained.
The brain controls how your body works and is extremely sensitive to injury. Therefore, there is a wide range of both mental and physical disabilities that an individual can develop, depending on the severity of the brain injury. This includes loss of or change to their ability to speak and significant mobility problems.
The consequences of a brain injury can also be less obvious but have an equally devastating impact on the individual. Whilst it may not be apparent to the general public, an individual’s family will often notice significant changes to an individual’s personality, including mood changes and emotional control.
Whilst it may be possible for the brain to recover some function following the injury, it is very likely there will be lifelong and catastrophic consequences. Individuals will have to manage these consequences and require additional care and assistance to support them throughout their lives.
Who can make the claim?
It is often the case that the individual who has suffered the brain injury cannot bring the claim for themselves, as they lack the necessary mental capacity. A close family member will usually take on this role, e.g. in the case of a child who has suffered a brain injury during birth, this is often the mother.
There is usually a three year “limitation period” by which time a claim must be started. This rule is often disapplied in claims relating to brain injuries if the individual lacks mental capacity. If the individual is a child and retains mental capacity, then the three year limitation period will start to run on their 18th birthday and so will expire when they reach the age of 21.
How Graystons can help.
Graystons are dedicated to each and every individual client we serve and take pride in our unique client-focused approach. Every client has a dedicated solicitor who will be on hand in person, on the phone, via email or video link. We work with our clients to ensure that the approach to their claim is what works best for them as an individual.
We are recognised as specialists in Clinical Negligence. Fully accredited members of the Association of Victims of Medical Accidents and the Law Society panel of clinical negligence specialists.
If you have suffered and would like advice from a specialist solicitor, please call us on 0151 645 0055 or contact us via the form below. Where we would be pleased to provide a free, no-obligation chat to discuss your options.
By Lydia Brindley - Legal Director
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Graystons solicitors have the expertise to deal with all brain injury claims caused as a result of medical negligence.
As a specialised niche firm that deals exclusively with medical negligence claims, Graystons has the ability to give your brain injury claim the attention it deserves. By making a claim, we may be able to ensure the individual is compensated for the brain injury itself and also provide for the cost of future caring needs and any assistive technology the individual needs.