Brain injury can occur in many different circumstances. A brain injury which occurs at birth is known as an ‘acquired brain injury’, and this will usually arise as a result of the newborn being deprived of oxygen. Brain injuries can also occur as a result of an accident, for example during a road traffic collision, or a fall or collapse at home or in the community resulting in trauma to the head. Finally, it can arise as a result of complications during medical treatment. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of a brain injury is key in minimising the after effects.
The effects of a brain injury can be relatively minor, allowing the individual to still be able to operate a normal life, right through to being catastrophic, where all areas of life are affected and where full time medical or supportive care is required.
Brain injury claims can be incredibly complex, and require input from a whole host of experts. Our team have experience in acting for those living with brain injury, and will guide those individuals and their families through the claims process with diligence and compassion.
Contact our specialist clinical negligence team today on 01803 213251 for an informal chat, without obligation.