Brain injury

What is a brain injury?

A brain injury is damage to the brain that can affect the way a person moves, their emotions or behaviour or the ability to process information.

An acquired brain injury (ABI) is damage that happens after a person is born and is not related to their birth or a genetic or hereditary condition. It happens when the way the neurons in the brain work are damaged and it can affect different people in different ways. An ABI is not caused by something hitting the head – this is known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may happen in a car accident or in a violent attack.

The effect of a brain injury can be temporary or permanent and it can have a devastating effect on a person’s life – leaving someone with disabilities, such as problems walking or standing, vision problems, difficulties with decision making or understanding things and pain.

How can Davies & Partners help?

If someone suffers an acquired brain injury because of mistakes made by doctors or nurses, they may have a clinical negligence claim. Such cases may happen because an infection like meningitis wasn’t treated quickly enough, or a stroke wasn’t managed correctly.

Brain injuries are complex and our clinical negligence team are experienced in supporting clients and their families to investigate whether mistakes in clinical care were made, whether those mistakes should have been avoided and whether the mistakes caused the brain injury.

If you would like to speak to us about a possible brain injury claim, please contact us now to arrange a free initial discussion.

There are charities that support people who have brain injuries such as Headway who have groups and branches providing services and information across the UK.

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