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Acquired Brain Injury

Our experienced lawyers can provide you with specialist advice regarding bringing a claim for compensation when someone suffers from acquired brain injury.

Acquired brain injury

When someone suffers an acquired brain injury, the results can be devastating for them and their family. If the injury has been caused by someone else’s negligence, our experienced lawyers can provide the injured person – or their family – with specialist advice regarding bringing a claim for compensation.

There are many situations in which an acquired brain injury can occur – such as delayed treatment of meningitis or inadequate care directly after birth. We have represented clients with catastrophic brain injury following brain surgery and brain damage due to negligent neonatal care and anaesthetic negligence. Our clinical negligence team has considerable experience in brain injury claims including cerebral palsy claims, ready to answer your specific questions.

Where assistance with the management of compensation payments is needed, to safeguard the funds for the longer term, our experts in Court of Protection can help.

Our brain injury specialists

Our specialist brain injury solicitors have extensive experience dealing with acquired brain injuries caused by:

  • Trauma or accidents in a medical or healthcare setting
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain
  • Stroke
  • Tumours
  • Infections including meningitis and encephalitis
  • Surgical or anaesthetic errors
  • Medication errors or anaphylaxis

Why choose our clinical negligence team?

  • Our Clinical Negligence team is very successful at bringing compensation claims for brain injury
  • We can offer you free initial telephone advice, a free first interview and advice on funding
  • Your practical needs come first – our lawyers can visit you at home if that is more convenient
  • We’re involved with The Silverlining Charity; providing support to those with acquired brain injury
  • Your claim will be handled by caring, considerate and accredited lawyers – you will be in good hands

Get in touch with our brain injury specialists

We have had extensive experience dealing with a whole range of cases, from maximum severity or catastrophic brain injury – where round the clock care is required – to cases where the effects of a brain injury are more subtle.

We can call on a wide selection of experts to give advice on what the injured person needs in order to provide for their future. Many of our solicitors are experienced in brain injury claims.

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Our accreditations

We are members of the Brain Injury Group – a specialist network of brain injury solicitors and support services for brain injury survivors and their families. We are also corporate supporters of Headway.

Successful brain injury claims

  • Negligent anaesthetic settlement

    Securing over £11.5 million, comprising of a lump sum together with yearly payments for life, for a young boy who suffered a catastrophic neurological injury due to negligent anaesthetic treatment. He suffered brain damage and visual impairment. He required 24 hour care, therapeutic support and specially adapted accommodation.

  • Brain damage due to misplacement of scalpel

    £525,000 for a gentleman in his 60s who suffered subtle brain damage due to misplacement of the scalpel during ENT surgery. He required support and assistance to continue with his employment and to engage in day to day activities.

  • Misdiagnosis by private consultant

    £100,000 for a gentleman who suffered further strokes after an initial ischaemic attack was misdiagnosed by his private consultant. The settlement was reached without any acceptance of liability.

  • Delayed treatment of meningitis

    Representing an infant who sustained severe injuries due to delayed treatment of meningitis. The claim settled for £6 million.

  • Delay in removing blood clot

    Acting for a young man who sustained brain damage due to delay in removing a blood clot on the brain. Freeths secured a settlement of £3 million.

  • Inadequate nursing care

    A newborn whose disabilities were increased as a result of inadequate nursing care. A settlement of £1 million achieved and lifelong payments for nursing care were achieved.

  • Brain damage following failures in the care

    A young woman who suffered brain damage following failures in the care that she received shortly after her birth. Settlement included a lump sum of £4 million and annual payments of £110,000 for life.

  • Brain injury following treatment for throat infection

    A man who suffered severe brain injury following treatment for a throat infection. We achieved compensation of £1.2 million.


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  • "I cannot adequately express my gratitude to you for reaching this outcome - your work and advice have been exceptional throughout."

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  • "The lawyers take an incredibly thorough approach to every case."

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  • "Very good-quality work and high-value work; they get a lot of work locally and nationwide. Their client service is superb."

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Meet the team

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Carolyn Lowe

Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence for the South

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Natasha Molloy

Partner & Head of Nottingham Court of Protection

Karen Reynolds's Profile

Karen Reynolds

Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence for Derby, West Midlands & North West

Jane Williams's Profile

Jane Williams

Partner, Head of Medical Negligence, East Midlands & North East

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Phillip McGough

Clinical Negligence Executive

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