The subject of childbirth brain injuries isn’t something that many people really want to have to discuss or address, given how traumatic it can be.
However, given the impact that this kind of injury can have on the patient for the rest of their life, it’s important for victims and their families to understand their legal rights.
There is a process that allows for a pathway to justice, and it’s about achieving the best that we can when considering the circumstances. We can’t turn back the clock but, as specialist medical negligence lawyers that focus on serious and catastrophic injury cases, there is a great deal that we can do.
Compensation for childbirth brain injuries
It’s possible for victims and their families to make a claim for medical negligence compensation for childbirth brain injuries.
There’s a great deal that we need to consider at the outset and a lot that we need to do during the process of making a claim. Whether a patient has been left disabled at birth or perhaps left with serious problems like cerebral palsy, there is a way to obtain justice.
When a claim is made for this kind of injury, it’s about making sure that compensation is awarded that reflects a lifetime of difficulties. It’s also about making sure that the victim is well looked after for the rest of their life, and the process of getting to that final settlement requires a great deal of legal expertise and support from us.
What can victims claim for?
Victims who claim personal injury compensation for childbirth brain injuries can usually obtain awards that are designed to last a lifetime.
When it comes to what you claim for, we can look at things such as mobility difficulties and how this can affect the patient. We can look at how mentally processing information is different and what care needs are required for that as well. For both physical and mental difficulties, care is often required, and a case needs to address compensation for the suffering as well as for the care requirement.
In serious cases, multi-million-pound damages settlements are usually made with the court’s approval. They can involve a lump sum paid for the suffering and damage that has been done as well as tax-free, index-linked payments for the rest of the victim’s life. This is designed to make sure that any and all care needs – including professional expenses – are met. It must also account for lost earnings from a lifetime of either being unable to work or being limited in terms of what career path can be followed.
We will usually rely on a great deal of medical evidence from independent experts that are used to support the case. We also work closely with private care and occupational therapy providers, as well as some of the leading barristers in the UK. High-value claims are often defended by the opponent as they try to limit what the final pay-out will be, so it takes a great deal of legal expertise to fight for the victim’s rights to justice.
How we can help
We can offer No Win, No Fee representation for claims for childbirth brain injuries. When we take a case of this nature forward, it’s far more than just a claim. We’re a part of the vitally important support network for the victims and the families, and we can also access third-party healthcare providers to assist as well.
As we often say, we can’t turn back the clock when it comes to a matter as serious as this. What we can do is make sure that some form of justice is obtained for the victim by way of a claim for compensation.
When it comes to personal injury matters, we focus on serious and complex cases. We have a dedicated team that specifically works with our clients in these matters, and they have decades of legal experience to help.
You can speak to our team by calling 0800 634 75 75 for free, no-obligation advice today.
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