"We are only too aware of the distress
and emotional trauma that medical accidents
can cause for sufferers and their families"
If you or your child has contracted pneumococcal meningitis, it can have a long term effect on your family life. The sufferer might be left with severe hearing or visual impairment and intellectual disability.
If the bacteria that caused the disease were introduced through a medical accident, or an incorrect diagnosis might have delayed proper treatment, you may be able to claim compensation for medical negligence. Watch our Head Injury UK video to explain more about meningitis and also encephalitis.
Dealing with the aftermath of pneumococcal meningitis will inevitably incur costs and many families are unable to fund them without help. At Head Injury UK, we know that, while no amount of money can make up for the pain and suffering experienced, it can help to lift some of the burden. It can pave the way for high quality therapies that can make a world of difference.
It is not only the victim who suffers. The whole family has to adapt, and deserves justice. To receive it, you need expert help from sympathetic lawyers who understand the trauma you are experiencing. We give you a senior contact who will control the team working on your case and keep you informed of progress.
The team will investigate your circumstances with the help of our professional medical contacts and then prepare a detailed and powerful case to back up your claim for maximum compensation. You don’t have to worry about funding your claim, we will discuss this with you.
David’s GP failed to refer him to hospital when he presented with meningitis. Due to this delay in David seeing a specialist, the meningitis progressed causing David to lose his sight. Head Injury UK helped David bring a GP negligence claim and he was awarded compensation of £475,000.
Dylan was only a few weeks old when he fell ill. Unfortunately his hospital failed to spot and treat his pneumococcal meningitis which resulted in him suffering brain injury, He has been left with mobility problems diagnosed as cerebral palsy, as well as epilepsy and Asperger's Syndrome. Liability has been admitted and a substantial interim payment made, whilst we work to finalise his claim.
Head Injury UK solicitors have 70 years of experience in the field of medical negligence. They understand your needs and are passionate about meeting them.
Please contact us for a free initial consultation.
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The compensation Nicola has received has helped her move from a tiny council flat into a massive bungalow which has been specifically adapted. It has enabled her to have a better life.
If it was not for the help of my solicitor I don't know where I would have been today. He provided a great deal of emotional support and secured compensation at various stages from the insurance company to fund my treatment and allow me to live. He was there from start to finish.
Higgs & Sons acted for us for 5 years until our daughters claim for personal injuries was finally settled. Ian remains a trustee of our daughters trust fund and we now look upon him as a friend.