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    Brain injury which has come about as a result of medical negligence changes lives, and the consequences are often far-reaching. If you or someone close to you have experienced substandard medical care, you may wish to make a claim for compensation to help take control of your life again.

    As with anything related to medical treatment, you need to instruct people you can trust, and part of this is having someone local to you that you can easily meet with and who has experience in dealing with the local hospital trusts.  Fortunately, our Bath-based medical negligence solicitors have that experience and specialist knowledge to help you with whatever negligence claim you may have. We also have a consulting office in Bristol, which can be booked by appointment.

    Brain injuries can leave you with minor symptoms or significant disability.  Depending on your injury, it may be that through obtaining compensation we are never able to return your life to exactly how it was before, but our team will use their specialist knowledge to help you understand how your injury came about and will fight for compensation to enable you or your loved one to live  life to the full.

    We have brought successful medical negligence claims against a number of hospital trusts for people living in and around the south-west and particularly in Bath and Bristol.

    In relation to acquired brain injury, we have experience bringing claims for:

    • late diagnosis of meningitis causing permanent damage to brain tissue
    • failure to diagnose and urgently treat sepsis
    • negligently performed brain surgery
    • failure to properly monitor a patient under anaesthetic, resulting in hypotension and under perfusion of brain tissue
    • an overdose of medication harmful to brain tissue and/or causative of multi organ failure
    • haemorrhage during surgery or related to childbirth causing severe hypotension
    • a late diagnosis of brain tumours, including medulloblastomas
    • failure to prevent a stroke, which may have been preventable with earlier treatment or failure to minimize the severity of a stroke by timely treatment and rehabilitation.

    Unfortunately it is not always possible to restore life to exactly as it was before a brain injury, but our team have the specialist knowledge and experience to help you get as close as reasonably possible with the opportunities afforded by compensation

    When might I have a claim for brain injury as a result of medical negligence?

    You may have a claim for medical negligence if:

    • you have experienced medical care which was substandard, and has caused you injury, for example a delay to rehabilitation which has meant the outcome of treatment has been impacted;
    • a condition you already had has been made worse as a result of substandard treatment. This could have been a delay or mismanagement when treating a blood clot, aneurysm or other condition which has led to a brain injury.

    You have three years in which to bring a claim, from the alleged negligence taking place or from your knowledge that it has happened.

    However, if you are bringing a claim for a child you have until their 21st birthday to make a claim. Furthermore, if you are claiming on behalf of an adult who may not have mental capacity to deal with their affairs, then there is no time limit.

    Find out more about how we determine whether treatment has been negligent and all you need to know about making a claim in our comprehensive medical negligence guide here.

    How much compensation might I receive for a claim?

    How much you receive for a successful brain injury claim depends on the particular injury you have suffered and your situation before the injury. In order for us to advise you further we would be more than happy to speak with you to discuss your personal circumstances.

    However, for more information on how compensation is calculated, take a look at our guide here.

    How can I pay for my claim?

    Depending on how you wish to fund a claim for brain injury, there are a number of options available to you. These include the possibility of ‘no win, no fee’ funding, which means that should your claim be unsuccessful there will be nothing for you to pay.

    Find out more about how to fund a claim here.

    How long will a claim take?

    We will use all the expertise and knowledge at our disposal to bring your brain injury claim to a conclusion as fast as possible, however the length of time can vary depending on the complexity of your case and whether the defendant denies liability. Typical cases take 18 months to three years to investigate and conclude.

    Find out more about the timescales of making a claim here.

    Where in the South West is Royds Withy King’s office?

    Our Medical Negligence team is based in Midland Bridge House in Bath. Right across the river from Green Park Station and just off the Lower Bristol Road, it is a 15 minute walk from the train station and has its own car park, including disabled spaces, available for clients to use too.

    Our full address is:

    Royds Withy King
    Midland Bridge House,
    Midland Bridge Road,
    BA2 3FP

    For directions and travel information please visit our office page here.

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