Stephen suffered a brain injury at birth but other solicitors told his family that there were no grounds to pursue a claim. They came to us at Barratts Solicitors and we successfully pursued their claim. Stephen was awarded £4.5 million in compensation.Stephen and his family were awarded compensation of almost £4.5 million after he was left severely brain damaged after a complicated birth at St George’s Hospital, London. Other solicitors had advised the family that they did not have any grounds to make a claim for compensation. However, we helped them to get Legal Aid so we could re-investigate Stephen’s case.
After we issued court proceedings the NHS Health Authority admitted liability. They negotiated with Stephen’s family and they reached a settlement before the Trial. Barratts helped them to argue successfully that there had been a delay in delivering Stephen following an abnormal trace of his heart. As a result he suffered severe lack of oxygen leading to brain damage and the development of cerebral palsy.
The High Court in London approved the final settlement. The Health Authority also provided an apology to Stephen and his family. Stephen’s parents described the service provided by us as ‘simply the best’.
If you think you should claim for compensation, talk to Alison Brooks. She is our specialist birth injury solicitor.
We represented Martin at the Inquest of his deceased Mother. As a result of the Inquest there have been significant changes to NHS procedures.
Rosie suffered from brain damage at birth. We proved that the medical team was negligent and we obtained a substantial settlement for Rosie. This has allowed her to live in an adapted property that is specific to her needs. It also funded additional private medical treatment.
When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent. We gathered the medical evidence we needed to show this was the case. We succeeded in pursuing a claim for compensation for Harry because he was classed as a ‘dependent’ of the deceased.
Theresa had spent many years trying to get compensation for poor medical treatment. The hospital denied any wrongdoing. When Theresa came to us we listened and took time to understand. We followed up her case and we recovered compensation for her.
When Elizabeth’s daughter was stillborn, she instructed another firm of solicitors. She felt they lacked empathy so she came to us. We promptly arranged much needed bereavement counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.
Doctors were slow to diagnose a problem with Ian’s circulation. As a result he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Ian was aged 77 and this had a significant impact on his life. We were able to secure compensation for him.
Kevin was detained in a Mental Health Unit when he was 17. His family was already worried about his behaviour when he absconded from the Unit. He was attacked and seriously injured while he was out. We successfully pursued a complex case for compensation and now Kevin can get the care he needs.
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