• Helen Dolan, specialist catastrophic medical negligence lawyer, recovered compensation in excess of £29million for clients with a brain injury (including cerebral palsy) in 2016
  • Hugh Potter secured a settlement figure of just under £13 million thanks to change in discount rate
  • Rachel Rees, expert personal injury lawyer, recovered over £15 million in compensation for clients with a brain injury last year

Brain Injuries Caused by Clinical Negligence

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a brain injury caused by clinical negligence, you will know just how devastating the after-effects can be. Brain injuries typically lead to long-term medical complications, emotional stress and serious financial repercussions, making the aftermath of an accident like this a particularly distressing time.

Recent case wins include:

Helen Dolan secures £8.25 million settlement for brain injured child

Woman left wheelchair-bound after bleed on the brain is left undetected - £2 million

Delay in CT scan left man with severe brain injury - £1.2 million

Potter Rees Dolan’s expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation for your injury. If you want advice on your case or would like to make a claim, call our clinical negligence solicitors today on 0800 027 2557 or complete our online enquiry form.

How brain injuries are caused by clinical negligence

Brain injuries tend to arise from a number of negligent practices, including:

  • birth asphyxia
  • failure to diagnose a cerebral bleed
  • medication overdose
  • complications during surgery
  • misdiagnosis or delayed treatment

Cerebral palsy

Brain injuries differ in their severity, but one of the most serious brain injuries commonly caused by medical negligence and medical mismanagement at birth is cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy can occur just before, during, or soon after birth and seriously - and permanently - affects movement and coordination. There are a number of possible causes of the condition, including:

  • Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • An infection during pregnancy
  • Abnormal brain development

Our solicitors specialise in identifying when cerebral palsy has been caused by negligence and have successfully secured millions in compensation for many clients who have suffered due to clinical negligence.

How we can help

If you or a family member has suffered from a brain injury, we understand that the thought of a compensation claim can appear daunting and stressful, especially when you have so much else to think about. Our solicitors will ensure the process is as stress-free as possible. We will:

  • investigate the circumstances surrounding your case quickly and efficiently
  • ensure that you experience minimal stress during your claim
  • be there to provide you with advice whenever needed
  • be transparent with you in relation to funding the claim

If the person who has been affected by a serious brain injury can no longer manage their own affairs, a Deputy will be appointed by the Court of Protection. Our solicitors will guide you through this process and advise you along the way.

Contact us today

Contact Potter Rees Dolan’s expert clinical negligence team today by calling 0800 027 2557 or by completing our online contact form.

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