Brain Injury Claims Solicitors

Brain injury claims solicitors enable you to recover compensation when you or somebody close to you has suffered a brain injury in an accident for which you were not wholly to blame. Solicitors who provide legal representation in brain injury claims for compensation look beyond the initial trauma that has been sustained and consider what the long-term implications of the brain injury may be – not only for you as the victim, but for those around you who may have to support you through your recovery from a brain injury. To get practical and individual advice about compensation claims for a brain injury, call and speak directly with a brain injury claims solicitor.

£7 Million Motorcycle Passenger Injury Compensation Approved in High Court

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

A High Court judge has approved a claims settlement of £7 million in motorcycle passenger injury compensation for a Brazilian woman who suffered devastating brain injuries in an accident in London.

Barbara Oliva sustained her injuries while a pillion passenger on her husband´s Honda while the two were sightseeing London as part of an extended honeymoon in 2008. As Barbara´s husband – Andre – was driving along London´s Embankment, the motorcycle was hit by a car which was being driven erratically by Yusef Mahmoud, of Southwark, London.

Andre Oliva escaped from the accident with minor injuries but Barbara, despite wearing a crash helmet, suffered extensive brain damage after hitting her head as she fell. Barbara returned to the family home in Sao Paulo after receiving treatment in London, and now relies on her mother to provide care for her as Barbara and Andre separated after the accident.

Through her mother, Barbara made a claim for motorcycle passenger injury compensation and, at the High Court in London, Mr Justice Lewis heard that Mahmoud´s insurers had been paying interim payments of motorcycle passenger injury compensation to Barbara´s family, but now the parties had agreed on a final settlement of £7 million.

Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Lewis said that it was “just and reasonable” in the circumstances and the judge also had words to say for Barbara´s mother – Edna – praising her for the devotion she had shown her daughter since Barbara´s return to Brazil.

Pedestrian Brain Injury Victim receives 300,000 Pounds Settlement

Posted on: October 22nd, 2011

The family of a father of two, who sustained brain damage when hit by a speeding car, has agreed a 300,000 pounds pedestrian brain injury compensation settlement with the negligent driver´s insurers.

Zahid Hussain (30) from Blackburn, Lancashire, was crossing the road near his home in March 2007 when he was hit by a silver Volkswagen Golf and was left fighting for his life after sustaining four fractures to his skull and swelling on the brain.

Although Mr Hussain has recovered in part from his injuries, he still suffers cognitive and psychological problems and has been forced to move from the family home in Blackpool to his parent’s home in London.

In the High Court in London, Judge Alison Hampton QC was told that the two parties had reached an agreement on the amount of compensation that should be paid and, approving the settlement commented that “I hope the money can be put to good use, and in the best interests of the claimant.”

Birth Injury Compensation after 20 Year Wait

Posted on: October 14th, 2011

An unnamed twenty-year-old man, who suffered acute brain damage due to oxygen starvation during his mother’s labour, has had a birth injury compensation settlement of 1.25 million pounds approved in the High Court.

Mr Justice Foskett was told how the man, who was suing through his parents, had suffered the injury at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow due to medical staff’s delay in performing a caesarean delivery.

The court was told how the unnamed man has the mind of a young child, experiences difficulty walking and requires constant care and attention.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital agreed the award without admitting liability

Brain Tumour Medical Negligence Claim Settled for 4.5 Million

Posted on: November 19th, 2010

An NHS manager, who sustained severe brain damage after a delay in the diagnosis of her brain tumour, has had a 4.5 million pounds medical negligence compensation claim settled in the High Court.

Frances Bowra (45)of Maidstone, Kent, was employed as a chiropody manager, was a volunteer for the charity “Crisis Over Christmas” and a keen dancer and dressmaker when, in 2003, she was rushed to Maidstone General District Hospital Accident and Emergency Department after collapsing at home suffering from violent headaches and vomiting.

A delay in diagnosing her brain tumour, and moving her to Kings College Hospital, London, for an emergency operation resulted in Frances’ condition deteriorating, and she now suffers from partial paralysis and visual impairment.

In the High Court, the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust recognised that it had breached its duty of care, and apologised to both Frances and her family for the errors they had made.