Brain Injury Claims

Recover your life after a medical negligence brain injury

Our medical negligence lawyers are here to help individuals who have been seriously brain injured due to medical negligence. We will guide you through the claims process and answer many of your questions.

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  • “Osbornes, is described as having ‘superb judgement and a medical knowledge that is second to none.”

  • “Her level of detail in dealing with cases is forensic.”

We explain how brain injury compensation is calculated and how you can benefit from early payments before the claim is finalised. Finally, you will learn more about the medical negligence team at Osbornes and why having the right team in your corner can make all the difference as you face the challenges ahead.

Working with leading brain injury associations

We are proud to support and be approved lawyers for several leading brain injury associations, including Headway, Headway East London and The Brain Injury Group. Inclusion in their directories of trusted solicitors is very important to us. It means they recognise our lawyers are specialist brain injury lawyers and that we have demonstrated our commitment to making a positive impact for people who are dealing with an acute brain injury that goes beyond financial compensation.

If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident that is not related to medical care, you can find out more about how we can help here. [link to main brain injury page]

What to expect from your lawyer

Once our medical negligence lawyers have established that you have suffered negligent care, our objective is to ensure you receive the best ongoing medical treatment and therapies. Because of the lasting impact of brain injuries, we also focus on making sure you are compensated for the full extent of your losses, securing early payments throughout your case. This means you will not have to worry about paying for your care on top of everything else you and your family are going through.

Osbornes’ medical negligence team is led by the highly experienced lawyer Stephanie Prior. Stephanie is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in complex medical negligence brain injury claims and has specialised in bringing these types of claims for 23 years. As a former Registered General Nurse, Stephanie’s unique experience and understanding of medical care and the NHS benefits all clients we represent. Stephanie is an approved lawyer of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and the AvMA Clinical Negligence Panel.

For advice and to speak with Stephanie and her team, please call our specialist medical negligence brain injury lawyers today.

Brain Injury FAQs

What is a medical negligence brain injury compensation claim?

Medical negligence occurs when a health practitioner makes a mistake or fails to follow the correct procedure, and this causes or contributes to your brain injury. Examples include:

  • Avoidable stroke, where a healthcare worker fails to properly identify symptoms
  • Delay in diagnosing or treating brain inflammation or tumours
  • Failing to spot a skull fracture following a head injury
  • Missing the signs of a blood clot or bleeding on the brain
  • Failing to recognise infection
  • Mismanagement of surgery
  • Brain damage to a baby caused by the deprivation of oxygen during delivery

Determining if a health professional did something wrong is not as clear cut as some other negligence cases. We have to show that the medical professional acted outside the guidelines or acted in a way that no responsible doctor would have acted. Our team draws on 40 years of experience to find the answers. We will always seek an expert medical opinion on the cause of your brain injury to put forward the strongest possible case.

Is there a time limit on claiming compensation for a medical negligence brain injury?

You have three years to bring a brain injury claim. The time starts on the date the injury occurred or the date you became aware of the medical negligence, which may be much later. Sometimes, it may be many months or even years before you link your brain injury to something that went wrong in your medical care.

If you are making a claim on behalf of a brain-injured child, then you have until the child’s 21st birthday to start the claim.

Sometimes, seriously brain-injured people do not have the mental capacity to make a claim on their own. There’s generally no time limit with these cases, which means you can start a claim many years after the injury. The rules are complicated. Please seek legal advice as soon as possible so you do not lose your right to make a claim.

Why should I make a medical negligence brain injury compensation claim?

People sometimes worry about suing the NHS as it diverts funds from trust budgets. However, the reality is that brain injuries can be life-changing, and you may be dealing with the impact of the injury for the rest of your life. No amount of compensation can reverse the damage you have suffered, but compensation can help to ease the load.

Victims of medical negligence also need apologies. Making a medical negligence brain injury claim could make sure the error is put right, so the mistake does not happen to someone else.

How much compensation can I receive?

Brain injury compensation can help you to cover loss of earnings if you have to give up work, as well as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, personal care, adaptations to your home, transport requirements and much more. You will also receive an amount for pain and suffering and ‘loss of amenity’ which is compensation for the loss of sports, hobbies and quality of life.

The aim of compensation is to enhance your quality of life going forward and maximise your rehabilitation. For permanent and severe brain injuries, compensation may run to millions of pounds depending on your age, situation, and the mental and emotional repercussions of the injury.

Often, our brain-injured clients are in urgent need of compensation to help them get started on the road to recovery. Our focus is on getting you early payments before your medical negligence claim is resolved. Interim payments may be awarded if the other side admits fault. We work extremely hard to make that happen for you.

How do I start a medical negligence brain injury claim?

We understand that making a medical negligence claim may seem daunting, especially when you’re coming to terms with the brain injury itself. That’s why you should talk to us. Our expert team can answer your questions and make the whole process as straightforward as possible. Our compassion for you coupled with our desire to win your case raises us well above the rest.

If you think that medical negligence caused your brain injury, please call us to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. An expert solicitor will talk you through the options and examine your chances of putting together a successful claim.

It is likely that we will be able to manage your case on a No Win No Fee basis. This means you will receive the very best legal representation with nothing to pay if your claim is unsuccessful.

Contact our Medical Negligence Solicitors Today

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    Why choosing Osbornes Law is right for you

    For over 40 years, our firm has been helping brain-injured people and their families get the justice they are seeking. We are approved lawyers for Headway, Headway East London and The Brain Injury Group, and have been consistently rated in the top tier by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for our reputation as specialists in this field. We will offer unwavering support and guidance throughout the claims process, keeping legal jargon to a minimum and ensuring our communication with you is clear and concise at all times.

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    • “The team is very quick and efficient in responding."

      CHAMBERS UK 2023

    • "Obsbornes Law is always client-focused and works tirelessly to obtain the best outcomes for clients."

      CHAMBERS UK 2023

    • ‘They are ambitious for their clients and expect high standards from all who work with them.’

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Osbornes somehow combine the accessibility of a local firm, with the professional standards of a national or city outfit."

      Legal 500 2023

    • "Osbornes, is described as having ‘superb judgement and a medical knowledge that is second to none."

      Legal 500 2023

    • Stephanie has developed a particularly strong reputation for her handling of birth injury claims, as well as cases concerning surgical negligence and delays in surgery.

      Chambers UK

    • "An excellent firm which achieves fantastic outcomes for clients."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Stephanie Prior takes on complex cases and gets excellent results. She has a background in medicine which serves her clients well and is a realistic but tough litigator."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Stephanie Prior is hugely dedicated, adored by her clients, tenacious, efficient and extremely knowledgeable."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Stephanie Prior is very good with troubled clients and is easily able to make them feel at ease."

      Legal 500 2021

    • "Stephanie shows sensitivity and deals with things in an understanding way."

      Chambers UK 2021

    • Osbornes provides a very intimate and personal client service which is increasingly rare in this sector.

      Legal 500 2020 - Clinical Negligence

    • The lawyers in the team are highly experienced and will drive cases very hard on behalf of their clients.

      Legal 500 2020 - Clinical Negligence

    • "Stephanie Prior has a realistic attitude to the complexities of the cases. She wins the trust of her clients and goes the extra mile to ensure they get the best outcomes."

      Legal 500 2020 - Stephanie Prior

    • "Stephanie Prior... manages a varied caseload, including obstetric claims, child and adult brain injury cases and fatal and non-fatal spinal cord injury cases."

      Chambers UK

    • "Stephanie is experienced, knowledgeable of all aspects of clinical negligence work, and strategic in running cases."

      Chambers UK

    • "An exceptional outfit. They take on difficult cases, fight hard and win."

      Chambers UK

    • "The team were extremely professional in putting my needs first. There was a joined-up approach to catering for the client, and all lawyers involved were briefed and constructive."

      Chambers UK

    • Stephanie Prior is always very professional and kind. Highly recommended.

      Medical Negligence Client

    • Quite simply excellent, with a highly competent and well-rounded team. They understand complex medical litigation and have been our lifesavers, and we will always owe them our immense gratitude.

      Medical Negligence Client

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