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Brain injuries

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As specialists in brain injury claims, Hay & Kilner has dedicated solicitors who will help you seek restitution if your brain injury is the result of medical negligence.

Brain injuries can differ in severity from temporary problems to life-changing catastrophic injuries. This type of injury can cause cognitive difficulties, memory loss, poor concentration, permanent brain damage and physical disability. Some of the main causes of brain injury as a result of clinical negligence are birth asphyxiation; brain damage caused during surgery; misdiagnosis or delayed treatment of a medical condition; and overdose of medication.

Here are some examples of our settled and current brain injury claims:

Failure to adequately assess symptoms

Hay & Kilner has successfully settled a brain injury claim for £6.5m following a failure by a doctor to adequately assess our client’s symptoms, take a detailed history and refer urgently to hospital for immediate investigation. As a result, our client developed severe complications arising from an infectious process which would otherwise have been avoided. Our client suffered a severe neurological brain injury.

Delay in diagnosis

Hay & Kilner is currently investigating a brain injury claim on behalf of a client whose wife passed away following alleged substandard treatment in hospital. It is argued that there was a failure to adequately investigate our client’s late wife’s symptoms, resulting in a delay in diagnosing and treating the encephalitis from which she was suffering. She went on to develop significant seizures and suffered an acquired brain injury.



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