Caroline developed and heads up the eight-strong child brain injury team at Bolt Burdon Kemp, where she has been a partner since 2006. Caroline specialises in cases involving child brain injury and has achieved strong results in a number of high value and complex matters. She feels privileged to act exclusively for children who have sustained brain injury due to substandard medical treatment or as a result of a traumatic accident including road traffic accidents.
Caroline champions a pro-active, practical and holistic approach. Her priority is to ensure her clients receive rehabilitation at the earliest possible opportunity to maximise their chances of achieving the optimum outcome whilst providing essential and effective support to her clients' families. She works closely with her clients' families, schools and healthcare professionals to ensure their complex needs are well met so that they can flourish post-injury.
Caroline has successfully applied for statements of Special Educational Needs ('SEN') and Education and Healthcare ('EHC') Plans for her clients and has also successfully appealed the contents of statements of SEN and EHC Plans in relation to provision and school placement.
Caroline has been widely praised for her exceptional client care and is the firm's client care partner. She risk assesses the medical negligence cases for the whole firm and was formerly Head of the Medical Negligence team before setting up the specialist Child Brain Injury team.
This Practice Note considers the issues that can arise with claims involving serious brain or head injuries also known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or catastrophic brain injuries. It covers the causes, features and diagnosis of serious brain injuries, expert evidence as well as practical issues such as funding of care, interim payments, settlement, lump sums, provisional damages, capacity and court approval.
This Practice Note focusses on rehabilitation in serious brain injury claims. It covers rehabilitation before liability is resolved and rehabilitation after liability is resolved, including case managers, support workers and treating therapists and accommodation.
This Practice Note provides guidance on valuing serious brain injury claims. It covers general damages, special damages and quantum evidence such as expert witnesses, care and case management, clinical notes, witness statements and cost of care packages.
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