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A 28 year old former hospital manager, David Atherley, is suing hotel owners after falling and hitting his head on concrete, during a visit to his partner who worked at the hotel. He suffered life-changing head injuries that have left him with memory and sensory problems, and a risk of developing epilepsy and dementia.
He claims the fire escape steps where he fell were unlit with no handrail and that a hose reel lying across the steps was a hazard.
Head Injury Surgery and Rehabilitation
David was admitted to the hospital where he worked, underwent two major operations to remove a large section of the front of his skull to relieve pressure on his brain, and later to insert a titanium plate in his head, following three months at a neuro-rehabilitation unit.
Impact of the Head Injury
David speaking with his partner says the accident, "… has completely changed our lives. It's hard to describe. I have little memory from the months after the fall, just small parts of being in rehabilitation. The biggest thing for me now is poor memory, forgetting people's names within five minutes of being told. I have orientation problems and no concentration.
Head Injury UK: Here to help you
Unfortunately David’s experience is all too common. Of the total number of people who suffer traumatic brain injury in the UK every year, a disproportionate number are sustained by young men, and many are also suffered following a fall. At Head Injury UK our specialist brain injury solicitors are experienced in helping young men such as David, understanding the problems head injury victims experience even after rehabilitation. If you or someone you know would benefit from our dedicated expertise please contact Andy Shaw.
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