The Brain Injury Group
Wolferstans are pleased to be a member of the Brain Injury Group who exist to support individuals and families affected by brain injury, and the health and social care professionals working in this specialist field.
Their mission is to provide anyone affected by brain injury with access to legal, financial and welfare services delivered by proven experts in the field who have been chosen not only for their skills and knowledge, but also for their passion and dedication to helping people.
Whether you are considering making a claim, need other specialist legal advice, are looking information on statutory funding or welfare benefits, or access to a broad range of services and professional support through our online directory, the Brain Injury Group provides a gateway to the support you need.
The initial shock and immediate medical treatment following a brain injury will usually lead to a period of adjustment and rehabilitation. And it can be a lengthy process because it’s almost impossible to predict how far or how fast people will recover from their injury.
The Brain Injury Group exists to support everyone affected by brain injury by providing access to the services and support they need – immediately and in the longer term. The Brain Injury Group understand the complex needs faced by the whole family, and their unique membership network combines the best quality legal advice with other support services to provide access to a complete package of care and support for brain injured people, their families and carers.
We are proud to say that Simon is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), being one of only a handful of Solicitors in the entire country to be accredited by APIL as both a clinical negligence specialist and a brain injury specialist.
Simon has previously investigated or is currently investigating Brain Injury Claims involving failures and/or delays in diagnosis and/or treating the following medical conditions:
- ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis)
- AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
- Brain abscess
- Brain tumours
- Cardiac arrest (resulting in hypoxia/asphyxia)
- Cerebral vasculitis
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Infections (including chicken pox, e-coli, herpes virus and septicaemia)
- Infective Endocarditis
- Mycotic aneurysms
- Shunt blockages and infections
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage
- Subdural and other haemorrhages (sustained after falls striking head)
- Subdural empyema
- TIA (Transient ischemic attacks)
Simon has also investigated Brain Injury claims in other circumstances, including:
- Falls in hospital
- Complications arising during and after surgery
- Attempts by patients to take their own lives
- Patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state
This week Wolferstans are supporting Action for Brain Injury Week #ABIweek. At Wolferstans we will be taking part in various activities in support including Hats for Headway Day on 18 May 2018. You can follow Wolfie’s adventures @MedNeg_Wolfies.