Neurology Negligence Claims
Injuries to the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, are often very serious, leading to a wide range of long term consequences, including disability, pain and numbness, and other issues such as sexual dysfunction. Such issues can have a very negative impact on your quality of life and ability to live independently. If your injury was caused or made worse due to medical negligence, claiming compensation from the NHS trust or private healthcare provider responsible is likely to be the best option to ensure access to the best quality care and rehabilitation in the future.
Compensation for negligent treatment of a neurological condition can pay for private medical treatment, rehabilitation services, buying specialist equipment and on-going care support. It is often possible to secure very substantial damages for neurological injuries, helping to make a big difference to your future wellbeing.
Such claims are often complicated and contentious, however, and we appreciate that many people are intimidated by the idea of a long, costly and adversarial claims process. However, with our expert legal advice and guidance, we can make neurology negligence claims much smoother and more straightforward. Our aim is to get the best possible award as soon as possible and to avoid the need for court action, where possible.
IBB Claims clinical negligence lawyers are highly experienced in neurology negligence claims, having secured substantial settlements in even the most challenging cases. We offer sensitive, compassionate but also highly pragmatic support, helping to make the claims process as smooth as possible, while fighting your corner to get the best possible outcome.
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law (which includes clinical negligence) reflecting our expertise in this area. Our skills in handling clinical negligence claims has also been recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading client guides to the legal profession.
We offer a free initial consultation for all medical negligence claims so we can get a clear understanding of your situation and give an honest assessment of whether we think you have a claim worth pursuing.
Where we believe your claim justifies further investigation, we are usually able to offer a no-win no-fee agreement. This means there is normally no upfront cost to start a neurology negligence claim with IBB.
To start a compensation claim for neurology negligence, call us today on 0333 123 9099, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on the right to request a callback.
- No WinNo Fee
- FREE initial consultation
- Help with rehabilitation
Our expertise in neurology negligence claims
Our medical negligence lawyers and personal injury lawyers regularly support clients all over England and Wales with a wide range of neurological injury claims.
We are able to secure substantial compensation for our clients in relation to issues such as:
- Negligent treatment of traumatic brain injuries
- Brain cancer misdiagnosis
- Brain surgery errors
- Negligent treatment of spinal injuries
- Spinal surgery errors
- Negligent treatment of spinal tumours
- Cauda Equina Syndrome
- Meningitis misdiagnosis
To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.
How we handle neurology negligence compensation claims
We understand that our clients generally prefer to avoid court action where possible and, in most cases, we are able to secure compensation without the need for you to attend a court hearing.
Our medical negligence lawyers are highly skilled in alternative dispute resolution, so can usually achieve a settlement through negotiation with the defendant or via other non-confrontational approaches. Even where we initiate court proceedings, we can still usually agree a pre-trial settlement before your hearing date.
As well as allowing you to avoid the stress and uncertainty of a court hearing, this approach also usually means your claim can be resolved faster and at lower cost.
In the unlikely event that your claim proceeds to court, our team are highly experienced in preparing cases for trial and have strong links with a number of leading barristers and other professional experts. This means that however your claim progresses, we can offer the skills and expertise you need to achieve the best possible result.
Our no win no fee neurology negligence claims service
We appreciate that many people have concerns about the cost of a neurology negligence claim, however, in most cases, we are able to represent clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means there is no upfront cost to start a claim.
Formally referred to as a ‘conditional fee agreement’, this approach means that your financial situation should be no barrier to starting a claim. You will also always keep the majority of any damages secured, as our fees will be based on a percentage of the final compensation arranged.
We provide a full breakdown of the various likely costs involved in your claim at the outset, meaning you will have complete transparency over our fees and expenses.
To find out more about starting a no win, no fee neurology negligence claim, please speak to a member of our team now.
What counts as neurology negligence?
For the treatment you or your loved one received to be considered negligence, it will be necessary to show:
- The care given fell below medically acceptable standards i.e. no competent equivalent professional would have acted the same way under the same circumstances.
- That the substandard care received led to a worse outcome that could have been achieved if the appropriate care have been given.
How much compensation can you claim for negligent treatment of a neurological condition?
The value of your claim will depend on various factors, including:
- The seriousness of the neurological injuries sustained
- The impact those injuries have had on your/your loved one’s life
- Any specific financial losses and expenses you have incurred or expect to incur in the future as a result of the neurological injuries
- What level of liability the defendant is willing to admit or is found to have in court
You can normally claim two types of damages for a neurological injury due to medical negligence:
Special damages – This covers specific financial costs you have had to bear as a result of the injuries up to the date of the settlement/court hearing together with future losses and expenses. This can include loss of earnings, care and support costs, paying for private medical treatment, buying special equipment etc.
General damages – This covers non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.
Our neurology negligence solicitors will provide a realistic estimate of your claims likely value during the early stages of your claim, giving you a clear idea of what you may be able to achieve.
What is the time limit for a neurology negligence claim?
You will normally have 3 years to bring a compensation claim for neurology negligence that affected you. This time limit will be counted from when you became aware of the injury and that negligence was potentially a factor.
However, if you are making a claim for someone else, the time limit may be different.
If you need to pursue compensation for someone under 18, you will have until their 18th birthday to do so. If a claim has not been brought by the time they turn 18, they will be able to bring their own claim up until their 21st birthday.
If you need to pursue compensation for someone without the mental capacity to do so themselves, there is normally no time limit for bringing a claim.
How can you help a loved one to claim compensation for neurology negligence?
It is common with neurological injuries that the person affected will need some help from their loved ones in order to be able to claim compensation.
If you have a friend or family member who suffered neurology negligence and lacks the mental capacity to make a claim, you may be able to help them by applying to become their ‘litigation friend’.
A litigation friend is empowered to make decisions about a claim on behalf of the claimant. They will liaise with solicitors, be involved in settlement negotiations and help to ensure the claimant’s best interests are protected.
Get in touch with our expert neurological injury claims solicitors today
To arrange your free consultation on starting a neurology negligence claim, please call us on 0333 123 9099, email us at email@example.com or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.