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    Absolutely top class service with my late mother’s hospital negligence claim. Professional sympathetic staff who so far have kept me in the picture and continued to update me from day one. Highly recommended!

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    Suffering from a brain injury can have devastating effects upon both the patient and their families. Often, the effects can be long term or permanent. Very specific care requirements may need to be put in place and it is likely lives will never be the same again.

    What might be the cause of an injury that I claim for?

    Brain injury claims can result from the following:

    A common cause is also the delay in diagnosis of:

    • A stroke
    • Brain cancers
    • Haemorrhages
    • Infections (such as sepsis) amongst others

    In this respect the earlier a diagnosis is made, and treatment implemented, the better prospects of recovery the patient has.

    Why bring a claim?

    The physical, emotional, and financial effects of a brain injury can be devastating.

    Our specialist team will discuss with you the possibility of pursuing a claim for both compensation for pain and suffering endured, together with recoverability of rehabilitation and care costs, the cost of adaptations to the home and any possible loss of earnings claim that may be available to you as well as other types of losses.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How long do I have to claim?

    Claims of this nature are subject to a three year limitation period. This means that claims have to be commenced within the Courts in three years of rather the date the negligent act occurred or the date you became aware that negligence had occurred.

    In cases involving deceased victims this limitation period commences from the date of death and in cases involving minors, the limitation period starts when they reach their 18th birthday. Brain injuries can also result in an individual losing mental capacity which can also affect this time limit.

    Our specialist team will be able to advise further on this – if in doubt, get in touch.

    How long will my case take to run?

    Whilst our team always push cases forward, claims of this nature generally take several years. This is due to various factors but one reason prevalent in brain injury claims is the time it can take for the effects of the injury to be fully assessed and  for the long terms effects, support and treatment required to be appreciated.

    It is important that the claim can be fully assessed so that it can be correctly valued ensuring all elements are included. Our teams focus is ensuring the best possible settlement.

    Given the length of time it can take to conclude such cases it can be possible and appropriate in some cases to obtain part of the compensation early to pay for on-going care costs in the form of an ‘interim payment’ which can help ease the financial burden.

    How much is my claim worth?

    The value of a claim varies on the facts and circumstances. Brain injury cases can range dramatically in severity and effect and so range widely in value.

    Our team will gather all the evidence and expert assessment required to allow them to value the claim and will advise you on this every step of the way.

    Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

    We have a dedicated team of solicitors and paralegals who have many years’ experience between them in running cases of this nature. They are highly trained to deal with all aspects of clinical and medical negligence.

    Oakwood Solicitors Ltd wishes to ensure that clients are not overwhelmed by legal jargon or medical terms that they don’t understand and aims to allow the claims procedure to be as transparent as possible.

    For some examples of successful cases and claim amounts awarded, read the case studies featured here.

    What do I do now?

    If you believe or feel you have a claim, contact us for a no-obligation consultation regarding your options:

    Carol Cook
    Carol Cook — Head of Medical Negligence Department

    Carol joined Oakwood Solicitors in May 2017 to lead the Medical Negligence department. She handles a wide range of Clinical and Dental Negligence claims and has a specialist interest in Birth Injuries.

    Carol has years of experience in handling complex clinical and Dental Negligence claims securing substantial amounts of damages for her clients. Carol studied her law degree (LLB honours) at Salford University.

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