Brain Injury Medical Accident Claims
In a medical accident context brain injuries can arise from physical trauma (most usually in connection with birth), from infection or from oxygen depletion and/or reduced blood flow to the brain, such as with a stroke.
Brain injury is sometimes a consequence of unexpected complications during unrelated surgery or problems with anaesthesia.
Any clinical care of the brain and its crucial functions demands specialist skill and consequently a high standard is expected of the specialist clinicians and doctors involved.
Brain damage is not always obvious and may not become apparent (particularly in birth cases) for many months or even years. In adults, a moderate degree of brain damage can often be masked by the patient simply adapting and neither he nor his family may realise for some time that something might be seriously wrong.