It goes without saying that brain injuries are very serious, and very complex conditions.
They can range from temporary problems to life changing injuries including cognitive difficulties, memory loss to physical disability and impairment.
Brain injuries can happen in a number of ways, from a trauma sustained during an accident, for example, a significant fall to a road traffic collision.
However, they can also occur as a result of medical negligence.
If you, or a member of your family has suffered a brain injury as a result of medical negligence, then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Witney.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries, in relation to medical negligence can be caused in the following situations:
- Overdose of medication – certain medications, when given in too high doses, can cause swelling of the brain which may result in permanent damage. If medication has been prescribed to a certain level, but administered incorrectly, or even prescribed initially in the wrong dosage, then this would be regarded as medical negligence.
- Misdiagnosis – if you have suffered a stroke, have a brain haemorrhage or tumour then you will require immediate medical treatment to ensure that there are no further complications and the situation is not made worse. Delaying treatment can have catastrophic and fatal consequences. If medical staff have failed to diagnose such a condition, or have failed to take appropriate steps, then this can be regarded as medical negligence.
- Birth asphyxiation – lack of oxygen during birth can cause a number of difficulties including problems with controlling muscles, problems with vision, hearing, balance, posture and perhaps the development of epilepsy.
- Brain damage caused by surgery – if you are undergoing brain surgery you should be advised that because of the delicate nature of the operation that there is always the risk that there will be complications. Sometimes these cannot be avoided and you should be fully aware to provide informed consent to the procedure. However, in some instances patients have undergone treatment for one ailment, and due to receiving reduced oxygen supply during their operation they have become brain damaged. This would be regarded as medical negligence and you might be entitled to make a compensation claim Witney.
Find out more about making a compensation claim in Witney
To find out more about making a compensation claim in Witney you should contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
We are a law firm with over 13 years’ experience of dealing with a whole variety of personal injury claims including medical negligence. We know how scary it can be to find out that you have been let down by the medical professionals you put your trust in.
Our in house solicitors are here to provide you with the very best legal advice, and will guide you through the entire process of making a compensation claim in Witney.
In many instances you will not even need to attend court as most cases can be dealt with over the telephone or via post.
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Date Published: 3rd October 2013
Author: David Brown