Caroline Webber-Brown, a solicitor and partner in our clinical negligence department, is experienced in dealing with high-value clinical negligence claims.
One high-value clinical negligence claim she handled involved a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, which is a device that is used by medical professionals to relieve pressure on the brain caused by the accumulation of fluid.
Build-up of fluid can exert harmful pressure on the brain, leading to permanent brain damage. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts are therefore inserted to divert fluid away from the brain, thereby relieving the pressure.
In Caroline’s case, the healthcare professionals caring for her client failed to realise that the ventriculoperitoneal shunt was blocked and was consequently causing significantly raised intracranial pressure.
As a result of the failure to recognise and diagnose the blockage, Caroline’s client suffered prolonged intracranial pressure. This in turn led to him unfortunately suffering total blindness and loss of cognitive function.
Caroline brought a claim against two South West NHS Trusts, seeking compensation for the catastrophic injuries her client had suffered as a result of clinical negligence. Those injuries impacted all aspects of her client’s life, making him fully dependent on others for his care.
The claim was successfully settled out of court through negotiation, with Caroline recovering £4 million for her client.
So, if you are looking for a solicitor with experience of dealing with high-value clinical negligence claims then contact Caroline Webber-Brown for an informal chat about how she can help you. We are an award winning firm of solicitors and our specialist team of clinical negligence lawyers are recommended by the prestigious and independent publication, the Legal 500. We work on a No Win, No Fee basis and are always happy to provide a free case assessment.