Brain Damage Claims

If you or a family member have suffered brain damage due to the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse or any other healthcare professional, you may be able to make a brain damage claim for financial compensation. The solicitors at JMW are highly experienced in helping people to successfully secure compensation for the repercussions of brain damage and brain injuries and we can provide the guidance you need during what can be an extremely difficult time.

Our team is sympathetic to your needs and will deal with your case with the understanding and sensitivity it deserves. To speak to a member of our team today, simply call us for free on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will call you back as soon as we can.

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About Brain Damage Claims

If a brain injury is found to be the result of medical negligence, sufferers and their families are entitled to significant compensation for the pain and suffering caused, any loss of income and the costs of any care and assistance required.

  • Pain and suffering - Such claims can relate to matters such as loss of independence or the worry caused to family members as a result of negligence
  • Loss of income - If a household loses a substantial portion of its income due to brain damage caused by negligence, it is reasonable to expect compensation
  • Care and assistance - Any care costs necessary following the injury can also be claimed for, including adaptations to the home

You may also be in a position to make a claim for transportation costs, as well as a range of other miscellaneous expenses.

Brain Damage Explained

Brain damage is an injury that results in either the deterioration or destruction of brain cells. Brain injuries are classified as either:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Acquired brain injury (ABI)

Traumatic brain injury is an injury caused by a blow to the head or by another external force. The brain is damaged when the force causes it to move inside the skull.

Acquired brain injury occurs on a cellular level and typically relates to pressure being exerted on the brain, whether through a tumour, a neurological illness or similar.

A third type is called congenital brain damage and is caused by either a birth trauma or due to genetic reasons.


Brain damage can vary in severity, depending on the type of brain injury. Symptoms of a mild brain injury might only be temporary and may include:

  • Memory issues
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Confusion

The same symptoms may also be apparent for moderate brain injuries, although they are more likely to be more obvious and will last for a more prolonged period. If you have sustained a severe brain injury you may suffer from:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Behavioural disabilities


Diagnosis of any brain damage or brain injury is usually made using a computerised tomography (CT) scan or a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).

A CT scan produces a detailed image of the inside of a person's head to determine the extent of an injury and to evaluate how and why the injury might lead to further complications. The scan is used to demonstrate whether or not there is any swelling or bleeding of the brain.

The GCS assesses severity by providing a score to determine whether the injury is minor, moderate or severe. It scores on:

  • Physical movements
  • Whether or not you are able to make any noise
  • Whether you are able to open your eyes with ease

Why Choose JMW?

The expert solicitors at JMW regularly help clients to claim financial compensation after suffering brain damage caused by the negligent actions of a medical professional. With our in-depth knowledge of cases of this type, we can guide you through the process and make sure you are in the best possible position to recover everything to which you are entitled.

We deal with each case with the compassion it deserves and we are sensitive to your needs throughout. We know how difficult it can be to go through something like this and this is why we aim to make the legal side of things as stress-free and straightforward as possible.

Among the most highly regarded in the UK, the clinical negligence team at JMW is known for its professionalism and excellent record of getting the right results. It is headed by leading clinical negligence solicitor Eddie Jones and includes members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel and members of the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.

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Talk to Us

To speak to us in more depth about your brain damage claim, simply call us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will give you a call back as soon as possible. We can answer any questions you may have.

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