Many medical negligence claims which involve neurological injury to the brain are due to a failure to diagnose and treat correctly, or at all, resulting in catastrophic consequences.
Neurologists are trained to investigate, diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders including:
Traumatic brain injuries
Headaches and migraines, facial pain and weakness
Vertigo/balance disorders, dizziness and blackouts
Tingling, pins and needles and numbness
Epilepsy and seizures
Memory problems, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Stroke and mini-stroke/TIA
Parkinson’s disease, tremors and disorders affecting movement
Claims can arise due to a failure to diagnose and treat these conditions, which can result in severe disability, brain damage and death.
Neurological examinations and observations must be conducted properly and thoroughly. From assessment of muscle strength and movement, balance, memory and speech to diagnostic tests such as CAT scans, MRI scans EMG/NVC, the specialist must know what to look for and how best to treat it. Errors at the diagnostic stage of assessment can have a devastating and permanent effect on the patient.
Our medical negligence solicitors have dealt with many cases relating to brain injuries.
Brain injuries arising from medical negligence can be lengthy and complex. Nobody wants to sue the NHS, but sometimes issues arise whereby it becomes the only option. If a patient or loved one has suffered a needless loss or has been exposed to a significant brain injury which could have been avoided, then it is inevitable that there will be long-term needs required, such as professional care, rehabilitation and therapies which can be costly. If a patient can no longer work due to a life-changing injury through no fault of their own and cannot cover these additional costs as well as the daily costs of living, then a claim is sometimes the only option.
Our clinical negligence solicitors in Essex and London have experience of bringing brain injury claims to a successful resolution for both patients and their loved ones.
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