Damage to the brain and spine can have a serious impact on your ability to function normally, both physically and mentally.
People with a brain or spinal injury will typically have to undergo a lengthy recuperation period and adapt to a new way of life, entitling them to pursue a brain or spinal injury claim.
If you or someone close to you has such an injury, Linder Myers has a highly trained medical negligence team who can help you get the compensation you deserve for any pain and suffering caused as well as the medical care, rehabilitation and support you require.
Has your injury been caused by medical negligence?
Patients expect to receive a certain standard of care from medical practitioners. But, mistakes and errors do sometimes take place, which can cause patients to suffer unnecessarily.
Our brain and spinal injury solicitors often find that claims arise from the following surgery:
- Lumbar Laminectomy – where the lamina, a portion of the vertebral bone, is removed from the spine.
- Brain surgery – operations on aneurisms and other clots can also result in injury.
Such technical surgery is difficult to perform, and also complicated to investigate during medical negligence claims.
Whether your brain or spinal injury has been caused by a surgical error or another form of medical negligence, our solicitors can work with medical experts, barristers and specialists in their fields to prove that a medical error has occurred and had a detrimental impact on your health and wellbeing.
Compensation for recovery and rehabilitation
Our legal team will be committed to securing a settlement that allows you to recover and continue leading an independent, fulfilling life, if we find that pursuing a claim would be in your best interests.
When calculating your compensation, we will take the following into consideration:
- The extent, permanence and severity of the damage
- Housing adaptations or relocation
- Medical care and support
- Specialist equipment
- Financial and salary losses
Our solicitors will then work hard during negotiations and any court proceedings to get the maximum level of financial support you need immediately and for the future.
Get in contact with us
If you or a family member has sustained a brain or spinal injury as a result of medical negligence, contact us on 0800 085 3295 for an initial consultation. A legal specialist will listen to your situation and provide you with advice and information on the best options available to you.
Alternatively, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number and details of the incident.
Brain injury or spinal injury compensation: FAQ
Is every brain or spinal injury due to medical negligence?
The above information only deals with brain and spinal injuries sustained as a result of medical negligence. If a brain or spine injury has been acquired before entering hospital – for example in a road traffic accident – our personal injury solicitors can help.
How much brain or spinal injury compensation will the claimant get?
If the court decides medical negligence took place, compensation awards for brain damage or spinal injuries are often considerable. Of course, no amount of money will make up for an injury like this, but compensation can help ensure a better quality of life for the claimant and their loved ones.