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Our brain injury lawyers have secured millions of pounds in compensation to help change the lives of  children, teenagers and adults after medical mistakes left them with cerebral palsy, neurological disability, PVS/minimally conscious state and brain damage leading to permanent disability.

Nothing can prepare the parents of a brain damaged child or the family of a brain-injured adult for the physical and emotional and financial hardship that follow a severe brain injury. Our clients have suffered sudden, life-changing and often catastrophic disability. Many are wholly dependent on others for their most basic care, but routine daily tasks can present insurmountable challenges even for those with milder disability.

For 30 years, we have helped rebuild the lives of clients whose brain injury was caused by medical mistakes, or where negligent medical care significantly increased our client’s disability. We are known for our experience, brain injury expertise and track record of successful compensation claims in England and Wales, and internationally. Our clients often receive substantial, interim payments which mean that help is available at an early stage to pay for essential care, therapies and rehabilitation, specialist equipment, suitable accommodation and other urgent needs. 

If you want to claim compensation for a brain injury caused by a non-medical accident, eg on the road, at work or in a public facility, our personal injury team can help you – click here.

Recent brain injury caused by medical negligence cases

What types of medical mistakes lead to brain injury compensation claims?

We have secured compensation for clients whose cerebral palsy, neurological disability or brain injury was caused by:

Mistakes in maternity care during pregnancy, labour and delivery:

Mistakes in neonatal care

Mistakes in the treatment of infection:

  • meningitis and septicaemia;
  • sepsis; 
  • HSV/encephalitis; 
  • TB meningitis; 

Surgical and anaesthetic errors

  • incorrect intubation (insertion of the tube for breathing purposes);
  • ventilation errors;
  • anaphylaxis (severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction); 
  • perfusion (blood supply) errors;
  • surgical errors.

Brain tumours; 

Blood supply errors:

  • brain haemorrhage;
  • intracranial bleeding;
  • SAH (subarachnoid haemorrhage) / haematoma; 
  • embolism, thrombosis, clots and stroke; 
  • aneurysm.

Common errors leading to brain injury medical negligence compensation claims include:

  • delay or failure in diagnosis;

  • delay or failure in referral;

  • delays in treatment;
  • monitoring errors;
  • misinterpretation errors;
  • medication errors;
  • failing to recognise and manage a patient’s risk;
  • failing to advise patients about risk and obtain informed consent to treatment;
  • incorrect treatment or surgical technique.
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How much compensation can be claimed after medical negligence causes a brain injury?

The amount of compensation that can be claimed depends on the type and extent of the client’s injury and disability, their needs arising from their disability and their individual circumstances, so no two clients’ claims are ever exactly the same.

Our most severely injured child clients, who have suffered cerebral palsy and severe neurological damage from injury to their brain around the time of birth, may be unable to walk, feed or look after themselves, or communicate with others. They may have impaired vision or hearing, or severe learning disability, and be totally dependent on others for their care. Others have retained intellect and although they are physically disabled, they are able to study, work and live independently as long as they have support. Other brain injured clients may appear independent and healthy but suffer from ‘hidden’ problems, such as memory and concentration, fatigue, sensory impairment or problems with behaviour. The impact of their injury may only emerge over time as they struggle with new situations, returning to school or work, or living independently.

An individual’s compensation should reflect their disability, how it affects them, and the cost of replacing their losses and meeting their needs over the course of their expected lifespan.

Brain injury compensation claims are complex and must be handled by specialist solicitors with the expertise and experience to secure the compensation that will meet the individual client’s lifelong needs.  Our medical negligence lawyers are top-rated specialists in severe brain injury and birth trauma claims. We investigate thoroughly and carefully calculate each of our brain-injured clients’ claims to ensure that our clients receive their full entitlement to compensation.

Call 0800 124 4845 or and let us provide the help and support you need.

Depending on the injured person’s circumstances, their claim may include compensation for:

  • pain, suffering and disability;
  • professional case management;
  • costs of care;
  • costs of rehabilitation;
  • therapies, such as:
  • physiotherapy;
  • occupational therapy (OT);
  • speech and language therapy;
  • hydrotherapy;
  • psychological counselling;
  • assistive technology; 
  • costs of medical treatment or surgery;
  • increased costs of suitable accommodation or home adaptations; 
  • loss of earnings and pension;
  • specialist equipment and aids;
  • adapted vehicles and transport costs;
  • special educational needs (SEN) (if a child);
  • Court of Protection and deputyship;
  • other additional expenses directly arising from the disability
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Protecting vulnerable clients and their compensation

We understand that the thought of a vulnerable person receiving and managing a large compensation settlement is daunting, particularly for many of our vulnerable clients’ families. Our clients are usually reassured to discover that there are many ways in which we routinely help protect our clients’ interim payments and final settlements, so that the best use can be made of their compensation to meet their lifelong needs.

Some of these ways include:

  • obtaining court approval for any settlement, to ensure that it is in the client’s best interests;
  • carefully negotiating settlements which best provide for the client’s lifelong needs, such as guaranteed, index linked annual payments (PPO) , so that money is always available for essential care;
  • appointing a Court of Protection deputy to handle the legal requirements and administration involved in a ‘protected party’s’ compensation fund, and to provide quick access to appropriate funds when needed to pay for the client’s care and other needs arising from their disability;
  • advising on personal injury trusts for clients who are not eligible for Court of Protection deputyship but want  the protection of a trust to safeguard their money.

We can also help shield our most vulnerable clients from media reporting or others’ attention when they receive their compensation by securing a court order protecting their anonymity. You can read more on this here.

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How much compensation can you get for medical negligence?

How to make a medical negligence claim?

How long do medical negligence claims take?

How to fund a medical negligence claim?

Will I need a medical examination if I make a medical negligence claim for compensation?

Can I make a claim on behalf of a child?

What can medical negligence compensation pay for?

What is HSSIB?

How can you prove medical negligence?

Is there a time limit for claiming medical negligence compensation?

Will I need to go to court to claim medical negligence compensation?

What is causation in medical negligence claims?

Can I claim against the NHS?

Who can make a medical negligence claim?

What is MNSI?

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Awards & Accreditations

Our teams have been nationally recognised over the past decade for their dedication and commitment to securing maximum compensation for our clients

             Brake | The Road Safety Charity

What our clients say

Our clients constantly recognize us as the most experienced, professional, efficient and supportive

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"Julie Marsh is a first rate litigator"

Julie Marsh is a first rate litigator who adds real value to all her cases. I have always been impressed not just by her expertise as a clinical negligence lawyer but by the way she treats every client as an individual and works on their case as if it is the most important thing in the world, which to many clients it really is.

King's Counsel

"You have given fantastic support and guidance"

Boyes Turner have a great asset in Julie Marsh, she has handled my case with such professionalism and has kept me informed at every stage over the 6 years. She has given me guidance, support and that personal touch where I could ring or email at any time and she would always answer and give me answers to any questions I had. Would recommend without hesitation. Thank you

Boyes Turner Client

"I have been impressed"

Tara Byrne kept me well informed at all stages of my claim. I have been impressed with the way my case was handled, and the time scale within which a settlement was reached.”

Boyes Turner Client

"Very Professional "

Boyes Turner helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. They were very professional whilst remaining friendly. At times the process was emotionally tough but they were very patient with me and went through everything with me until I understood it. I cannot recommend them enough. 

Boyes Turner Client

"We cannot thank Susan and her team at Boyes Turner enough"

Words cannot express how grateful we are to Susan and her team for the level of commitment and dedication shown to our family during a time which would be difficult for anyone. Susan demonstrates a calm professional manner which helped us to feel at ease. Her level of knowledge has proven to be the best in the field and we fully recommend her to anyone seeking to investigate birth injury claims. You can be confident that Susan and her team will scrutinise the medical notes thoroughly and will keep you well informed throughout the process. We are very pleased with the outcome of our child’s case and know that her work has resulted in justice being achieved. Our family will now be able to move forward in the knowledge that the finances are securely in place for our child to receive a suitable care package, purchase equipment and receive necessary lifelong therapy. We cannot thank Susan and her team at Boyes Turner enough.

Boyes Turner Client