“Complications from brain surgery have meant a long period of rehabilitation”
Because the brain and the spine are closely connected, brain surgery is one of the most complex types of surgical procedure a patient can undergo. The brain controls our vital and motor functions, as well as cognitive function (planning, perception, memory etc).
Even a “minor” brain injury or trauma – such as a mild, moderate or severe concussion – can result in symptoms which may involve a lengthy recovery process and mild physical or cognitive impairment.
As well as physical symptoms, brain injury, head injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can also involve changes in an individual’s personality – such as a person becoming more aggressive, or even more lethargic and unable to plan routine daily tasks such as making a cup of tea.
How brain injury affects an individual – and also how well the individual recovers from brain injury – depends on the area of the brain injured.
Younger patients with mild to moderate brain injury tend to recover better because their brains have more “neuroplasticity” – the term used to describe how well a brain can make new connections and acquire and retain new information.
The skill of the brain surgeon and his team and the quality of care are paramount to a good outcome for the patient. It is also vital that surgeons have as accurate a picture as possible of the patient’s brain and spine before they carry out a procedure.
There are ten commonly-used brain scans which can help diagnosis before brain surgery – and scans such as MRS, PET, FDG-PET, SPECT and MEG can all be used together to diagnose tumours.
Using different types of scan – including CT, MRI, FS MRI, fMRI, Dynamic MRI and MRA – also helps surgeons plan brain surgery to give the patient the best outcome.
Sadly, however, even with such advanced technology and surgical techniques, there are still cases in which brain surgery does not turn out as planned.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise patients who have suffered injury as a result of negligent brain surgery on how to make a no win no fee brain surgery claim, including claims relating to:
Patients who have suffered injury as a result of negligent brain surgery have three years after the date of injury or diagnosis of injury in which to make a no win no fee brain surgery claim.
Children can make a claim for negligent brain surgery up to the age of 21.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can also advise overseas patients who have suffered from negligent brain surgery in UK hospitals on how to make a Brain Surgery Claim.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors are one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms and can advise both NHS and private patients who have suffered injury as a result of negligent brain surgery on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim.
Because of the limitation period for making no win no fee brain surgery claims, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors advise claimants and/or their families to get in touch as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis always aims to win maximum compensation for brain surgery claimants – and our brain injury claims team can offer help and support with rehabilitation options, as well as putting patients and their families in touch with agencies who can advise on issues like adaptations to the home and benefit claims.
For expert legal advice on no win no fee Brain Surgery Claims, call Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors on 020 7923 4020.