Brain Injury Case Studies

'Bobby' was left with severe cerebral palsy and very significant disabilities after meningitis failures when he was a baby led to permanent brain damage. Bobby is not expected to live beyond his teens but JMW medical negligence partner Olivia Scates secured a £4.6 million care package that will enable him to have as comfortable a life as possible.

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'Andrew' is severely physically and mentally disabled after a delay in diagnosis meant a serious thyroid condition went diagnosed, leading to his collapse and a permanent brain injury. JMW's Sally Leonards secured Andrew £3.9 million in compensation to provide the specialist care he requires.

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'Peter' suffered a major stroke after being wrongly send home from hospital without treatment when he developed worrying warning signs. He was left permanently disabled but medical negligence specialists ar JMW secured him £1 million in compensation to help him cope with the financial consequences.

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Olivia Scates, a partner in the JMW medical negligence team and a specialist in cerebral palsy cases, obtained £13 million in compensation for two siblings who were tragically both brain damaged by hospital errors.

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Luke suffered catastrophic brain damage due to appalling failures by midwives. He was left with severe cerebral palsy and will require 24-hour care for the rest of his life. The brain injury specialists at JMW obtained over £7 million in compensation to cover the cost of this.

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Shauna was left with severe cerebral palsy and requires 24-hour care for the rest of her life after maternity failures. Our specialist cerebral palsy team secured her compensation totalling £10 million to provide her with financial security.

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Michelle was left with a permanent brain injury after she suffered a major stroke that her family believe could have been prevented with better care. JMW Solicitors obtained a six-figure compensation settlement.

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Ann-Marie experienced severe headaches which were misdiagnosed at A&E. JMW won £150,000 for her family.

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Violet won £400,000 in compensation after she was left with severe brain damage when doctors failed to diagnose her sub-arachnoid haemorrhage.

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Charles had a history of a significant nasal deformity since he was hit in the face during a rugby match. He was referred to Hospital by his GP.

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Glenda presented at A&E with head and neck pain, which she had suffered from for a couple of hours. She had taken two Paracetemol but with no relief. She felt nauseous but had not vomited.

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Claire had a normal pregnancy until 37 weeks when it was noted that she had raised blood pressure and a trace of protein in her urine. When Claire was 4 days over due, she was seen by a midwife at home who noted that her blood pressure was still high.

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Claire had a normal pregnancy until 37 weeks when it was noted that she had raised blood pressure and a trace of protein in her urine. When Claire was 4 days over due, she was seen by a midwife at home who noted that her blood pressure was still high.

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Colin was taken to his local hospital when he began to experience a sudden severe pain in the head, immediately followed by vomiting. He was transferred straight away to a larger centre for a CT scan, as a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) was suspected.

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When Phil was 49 years old he was referred to North Manchester General Hospital by his GP for investigation into problems he was having with deafness and balance.

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John underwent an operation to remove metalwork from his lumbar spine that had been inserted at a previous operation. At the time is used a wheelchair because of chronic back problems.

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Claire was born with a congenital heart abnormality in which the left coronary artery originated from the pulmonary artery rather than the aorta - in other words on the wrong side of the heart. When Claire was nearly one year old she underwent corrective open heart surgery.

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