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.
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..