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Brain damage claims

Brain damage can have life changing implications for victims and their families. If you or anyone you know has experienced brain damage as a result of medical negligence, compensation may be available.

Our brain damage medical negligence specialists can provide the expert advice needed to determine whether you or someone you know has a brain damage negligence claim. We offer advice and guidance on what you should do next.

Key contact

Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

Brain damage symptoms

  • Loss of speech and/or memory
  • Difficulty with concentration, walking, balance and co-ordination
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Speed of thought
  • Memory loss
  • Changes in emotional reaction and behaviour
  • Altered sense of smell, taste, touch

In cases of serious brain injuries, the likelihood of permanent disability is great. They include neurocognitive deficits, delusions, speech or movement problems and mental handicap. There will also be personality changes. The most severe cases result in coma or even persistent vegetative state. Even a mild incident can have long term effects or cause symptoms to appear years later.

Making a claim for brain damage negligence

At Hugh James we believe in providing excellent client care by keeping clients informed at each stage of their medical negligence case. Our initial assessment of your clinical negligence claim is free of charge. If our solicitors advise that you have a potential claim for negligence compensation we will act to gather the relevant employment and medical evidence to build your case.

Find out more about making a brain damage claim

If you believe that you have a brain damage negligence claim in relation to any mistreatment you received, then please contact a member of our medical negligence specialist team today. We are dedicated to your best interests and can advise you on how to proceed. If after talking to us you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

Our brain damage lawyers

Hugh James have assisted many people to claim damage compensation due to negligence on the part of medical professionals.

We have access to the best specialist medical experts to enable us to obtain evidence of past and possible future needs to ensure that you are adequately compensated.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results including the highest financial settlement possible.

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