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Brain injuries from infection

Brain infections after an injury can lead to serious neurological conditions and long-term and devastating consequences, for both the patient and their loved ones. If the infection was a result of medical negligence or malpractice, you may be eligible for compensation to help cover medical costs and towards future care and support.

Brain infections

Our brain, spinal cord and surrounding structures can become infected as a result of a medical condition or following spinal surgery.

If the brain becomes infected, this can lead to serious neurological conditions with long-term and devastating consequences; such as loss of memory, concentration and attention, emotional problems and impulsiveness, abnormal speech or language, secondary neurological conditions such as epilepsy, or a limited function of arms or legs. Individuals with a severe brain injury can be left in long-term unresponsive or comatose states.

Early diagnosis and treatment is critical to obtaining a good outcome and if you are concerned, emergency care should be sought.

Brain infection as a result of medical neligence

Common instances of brain infection as a result of medical negligence arise from a failure to diagnose and treat bacterial, fungal or viral infections, or failure to provide appropriate aftercare following brain or spinal surgery.

Once a brain infection has occurred, long term rehabilitation is often required and individuals are left emotionally, physically and financially devastated. Families shoulder the burden of immediate costs such as treatments, accommodation and transport, as well as the costs of long-term care, support and maintenance.

Making a medical negligence compensation claim

Bringing a legal claim for compensation can provide families with the financial support they need to manage the short and long-term effects of medical negligence. By easing the financial burden, individuals and loved ones can focus on building meaningful and fulfilling lives.

Shine Lawyers can help

If you believe you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical neligence, get in touch with Shine via phone or the contact form below for an obligation-free consultation. We offer our brain injuries compensation claims services on a No Win, No Fee basis so you don't have to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses.

For more information on how Shine Lawyers will handle your case, watch our simple step-by-step guide to compensation claims below.

Superannuation and Disability Insurance

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim..

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Common Questions

If a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of an infection, they may be eligible for medical negligence compensation.

For a successful claim, it is necessary to demonstrate:

There was a doctor/patient relationship at the time of the injury The doctor and/or healthcare provider was negligent in their treatment, and This negligence resulted in the brain injury.

A doctor/patient relationship automatically exists between a patient and their medical team. This can include nurses, specialists, support staff and healthcare providers.

Shine Lawyers will review your medical records with independent medical experts to determine whether you have a claim for medical negligence, and how compensation should be awarded.

If you believe that infection caused by medical negligence contributed to your or your loved one’s brain injury, contact Shine Lawyers for an obligation-free consultation.Our team of medical lawyers are leading experts in medical negligence claims. We’ll listen to your situation, clearly explain your options, and provide you with the advice and support you need to make the right decision for you and your family.

Where you are located isn't necessarily a barrier when it comes to obtaining the services of a medical negligence lawyer. We're experts when it comes to medical negligence related claims and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.It doesn't matter if you are located close or far away from a Shine Lawyers office - we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment.

Our compensation experts are in the following locations:

We believe that everyone is entitled the highest standard of legal service, regardless of where they’re located.

Shine Lawyers is committed to ensuring that rural, regional and remote communities have access to the legal support they deserve. We can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual or in-person appointment at a location that’s convenient to you (home, work, hospital etc).

Our team will travel far and wide to provide you with the support you need and have visited the following regional communities across New South Wales and Victoria:

New South Wales

  • Armidale
  • Bathurst
  • Broken Hill
  • Cobar
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Deniliquin
  • Dubbo
  • Grafton
  • Gunnedah
  • Lismore
  • Nymbodia
  • Orange
  • Taree
  • Tumut
  • Wagga Wagga
  • Walgett
  • Wellington


  • Ballarat
  • Benalla
  • Maryborough
  • Shepparton
  • Wangaratta
  • Warrnambool

Our team of medical negligence experts are here to help and ensure your voice is heard. We will listen, support and fight for a successful medical negligence claim on your behalf, that will secure the financial, care and support services that you need.

If you’d prefer to visit us, our teams are available in the following locations around regional areas:

Shine Lawyers are expert medical negligence lawyers that can help you get the compensation you need. Click on the link below for more information about how Shine Lawyers can help you.

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