Has your child been injured as the result of negligent medical treatment?
Powell & Co is able to offer specialist advice and assistance in bringing claims for compensation for children who have been the victims of medical negligence.
Our specialist team has experience in handling claims on behalf of injured children. Chris Malone, Pardeep Gill and Claire Levene are particularly experienced in handling claims for children who have suffered brain injuries as the result of substandard treatment at around the time of their birth or as the result of meningitis. In addition to birth injury and cerebral palsy claims, we continue to deal with a range of claims for children including delay in diagnosis of a brain tumour and missed orthopaedic injuries.
Every child is different and whatever their injury we take care to provide a personal service, combining empathy and compassion with our legal know-how and expertise. You can be sure that we will be with you all the way through your compensation claim.
Receive the compensation that your child deserves
How much compensation your child will receive will depend upon a number of factors including the nature and severity of their injury, the effect of their injury on their development and day to day life, whether they now need care and assistance they did not need before, and whether their injury is likely to get worse in the future. In some cases, parents have to take time off work or give up work to care for their injured child. If this is the case it may be possible to claim for the cost of the care you have had to provide to your child to date and in the future. Importantly, when a settlement is reached in a case for a child under the age of 18, the settlement must be approved by the Court to ensure that the child is being compensated fairly for their injuries.
The team at Powell & Co will use all of their expertise to get your child the compensation that they deserve.
We are able to help with paediatric claims, including those involving :
- Delays in diagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Fractures and dislocations
- Brain injuries
- Hearing loss
- Loss of vision
- Infections and sepsis
N v. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
The Claimant was born prematurely at 29 weeks. She suffered an extravasation injury when a line was inserted to administer TPN. The hospital carried out an investigation which found the line had been incorrectly inserted following which there had been a delay in recognising and dealing with this.
Liability was admitted by the Defendant and an agreed award of damages subsequently approved by the court in the sum of £11,200.