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Brain injuries

At Hay & Kilner, we have one of the leading Clinical Negligence teams in the North East & Cumbria, dedicated to helping victims of all types of brain injury claims.

Brain injuries can differ in severity from temporary problems to life-changing catastrophic injuries. Brain injuries can cause cognitive difficulties, memory loss and 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 asses symptoms

Hay & Kilner has successfully settled a 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 are currently investigating a 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.


For further information, please contact Clare Thompson 

Call: 0191 232 8345


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