Anoxic brain injuries (caused by a complete lack of oxygen to the brain) can have devastating consequences. Where such an injury was the result of negligent medical care, dealing with the aftermath can be especially upsetting. This is where our solicitors can step in to help you make an anoxic brain injury claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered an anoxic brain injury due to medical negligence, we understand how difficult a situation you will have found yourself in. Understandably, you may feel as though the situation could have been avoided altogether had the medical treatment you received been of a reasonably competent standard.
We are often contacted by people who have suffered an anoxic brain injury and are unsure of what steps to take. Our specialist anoxic brain injury solicitors can work alongside you to provide close personal support and guidance on how to secure the maximum available compensation for your situation.
While receiving compensation for an anoxic brain injury will not change what has already happened or make the situation any easier to accept, it can help to eliminate the financial difficulties that you and your family suffer as a result of your injury.
Our anoxic brain injury solicitors can offer you the following:
- Free initial consultation on your claim
- No win, no fee funding
- A negotiation-led approach that means most claims are settled out of court
- Independently accredited expertise you can trust
- A very high track record of successful claims
- A sensitive, personal service to support you during this difficult time
- A free rehabilitation service to aid you or your loved one’s recovery.
Have a question about anoxic brain injury claims? Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions About Anoxic Brain Injury Claims or get in touch, and we will be happy to guide you.
Contact Our Anoxic Brain Injury Claims Solicitors
To make an anoxic brain injury claim, please get in touch with our experienced solicitors today. You will be offered a free initial consultation to discuss the particulars of your anoxic brain injury compensation claim and learn more about how we can help.
Ashtons Legal Medical Negligence team
Ashtons’ specialist medical negligence solicitors have substantial experience and expertise in supporting clients on a wide range of claims, including in relation to anoxic brain injuries. This means that we have been able to establish a strong reputation for achieving positive results and getting to grips with the unique circumstances of every case.
When you choose to work with Ashtons Legal, you will benefit from working alongside compassionate and knowledgeable legal professionals who hold specialist accreditations.
Senior members of our team are recognised by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as either Senior Fellows or Senior Litigators. They are on the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and Sharon Allison, our Head of Medical Negligence, also belongs to the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence Panel.
Brain Injury Claims Case Studies
- Success in the High Court for Stroke Survivor
- Hospital admits that negligent care resulted in young man’s cerebral palsy
- £4.9 million obtained for birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy
- £785,000 obtained for widow and three children following death of husband after failures in post neurosurgery care
How to Make an Anoxic Brain Injury Claim
Our medical negligence team understand exactly what is required to support someone who has suffered an anoxic brain injury due to medical negligence. Regardless of the exact causes of the injury, if medical negligence is suspected of having played a part, it may be possible to make a claim.
When instructed, our team will guide you through the entire claims process from start to finish, which means that there will be no need to turn anywhere else for further support.
Our anoxic brain injury compensation claims service includes:
- Assessing your anoxic brain injury claim
- No win, no fee agreement
- Legal aid funding (for qualifying anoxic brain injuries at birth)
- Building your anoxic brain injury medical negligence case, including access to experienced medical experts to support your claim
- Drafting and submitting a Letter of Claim to the Defendant
- Mediation processes to reach a settlement
- Representing you in Court if required
- Access to our free rehabilitation service for ongoing health and welfare support.
To make an anoxic brain injury claim today, get in touch with our solicitors at Ashtons Legal.
Frequently Asked Questions About Anoxic Brain Injury Claims
What is Anoxic Brain Injury?
An anoxic brain injury is one which is caused when there is a complete lack of oxygen to the brain, resulting in the death of brain cells. These are different to hypoxic brain injuries, which are caused by a restriction of oxygen to the brain.
What Causes Anoxic Brain Injury?
Anoxic brain injuries can be caused for a number of reasons. These include:
- Anemic anoxia – where the blood cannot properly carry enough oxygen or there is not enough blood in the body to support the oxygen needs of the brain
- Hypoxicischemic injury (stagnant anoxia) – can occur when oxygen-carrying blood cannot reach the brain, or by strokes, cardiac arrest or cardiac arrythmia
- Toxic anoxia – where chemicals or poisons hinder the ability of the brain to receive oxygen
- Anoxic anoxia – a lack of oxygen in the area causes suffocation.
Is Anoxic Brain Damage Permanent?
A full recovery from an anoxic brain injury is rare. However, it is often possible for someone who has suffered a minor anoxic brain injury to make a full or partial recovery, depending on the treatment received and the areas of the brain that were affected.
How Much Compensation Will I Get for an Anoxic Brain Injury?
It is not always possible to determine exactly how much compensation you may receive for an anoxic brain injury claim. The amount you could receive will depend on a number of factors, including the impact the injury has had on your life.
Anoxic brain injury compensation will usually account for any financial costs incurred, medical bills, lost earnings and your general pain and suffering. As part of the investigation, our solicitors will assess your prognosis through instruction of medical experts and cost out all of your future needs to ensure that you are financially protected for the remainder of your life and have access to the care and support you require.
Your anoxic brain injury solicitor will advise you on how much you could be entitled to based on your circumstances.
How Long do Anoxic Brain Injury Compensation Claims Take?
Our anoxic brain injury team strive to solve claims as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, it may not always be possible to provide an exact timescale when it comes to reaching a settlement, especially as brain injury claims tend to be very complex.
You will always be kept in the loop about the progress of your case and will have realistic timescales, so you know what to expect.
How Long Do I Have to Make an Anoxic Brain Injury Claim?
Generally, in England and Wales, there is a three-year limit to make a brain injury claim. Typically, these three years will start from the date the brain injury occurred. However, in some circumstances, it will start from your date of knowledge, i.e. the date upon which you became aware or reasonably should have been aware that you had suffered a brain injury.
There are some important exceptions to this rule which you should be aware of. These include where:
- You are claiming on behalf of a child (someone under the age of 18 years old). You can make a claim at any time before the child turns 18. Once the child turns 18, they will then have until they are 21 to make a claim
- You are claiming on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity to make a claim. This is common with brain injuries. There are no time limits to make a claim in these cases.
Support Available After Anoxic Brain Injury
Headway and the UKABIF provide vital support and information services for individuals and families affected by brain injury, including anoxic brain injuries. It is important to have access to good quality legal advice from lawyers who are experienced in claims of this nature, and Ashtons Legal are proud to be approved solicitors with both of these organisations.
The Brain Injury Group is a national network of dedicated brain injury lawyers and expert services that delivers a comprehensive package to support brain injured clients and their families through their claims and beyond. This unique service combines the best brain injury legal experts with an extensive range of other specialist professionals, all of whom have a vital role to play in the rehabilitation and compensation of brain injured clients.
The Major Trauma Group’s overriding objectives are to secure, by providing exceptional legal advice, the resources to optimise clients’ health recovery through access to rehabilitation and support alongside maximising compensation and long term financial security. Ashtons Legal is a member of this national group of highly experienced solicitors who specialise in the area of major trauma and its consequences.
Get in Touch with Our Anoxic Brain Injury Solicitors
To make an anoxic brain injury claim, please get in touch with our experienced anoxic brain injury solicitors. You will be offered a free initial consultation to discuss the particulars of your claim and learn more about how we can help.