Tomorrow on the 4th day of Action for Brain Injury Week, Freeths LLP clinical negligence team are pleased to say we will once again be attending the Disabled Living: Kidz in the South Exhibition.

Kidz in the South is specifically designed to focus on the needs of children and young adults living with disability and additional needs. The exhibition also aims to provide helpful information and support to the families, friends and carers of these children and young adults.

This years’ Kidz in the South exhibition is the largest yet with over 150 exhibitors providing information and advice on equipment, products and the services that are available to children and young adults with disabilities. As well as the many exhibitors, there will also be a variety of seminars with speakers addressing subjects ranging from how to manage challenging behaviour in the home to a guide on how to fly with a disability. It is a great opportunity to see the resources and new equipment available for our existing clients and to meet new families who we may be able to assist. Come along and say hello to us at Stand C1A.

Many of the families and young people attending the exhibition and those who work with them will have been affected by brain injuries.

Brain injury is an often hidden and sometimes overlooked disability yet it affects thousands of people every year. According to the Child Brain Injury Trust, every 30 minutes, a child or young person will acquire a brain injury. Or to put it another way, national statistics published by Headway indicate that someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain injury every 90 seconds. 

To coincide with our attendance at Kidz tomorrow we will blogging on the impact of brain injury and its cost to society and doing our part to raise awareness of this hidden epidemic.

Freeths’ specialist Clinical Negligence in Oxford specialises in child and adult brain injury claims as well as other claims involving other life changing injuries as a result of substandard medical treatment. If you have concerns that either you or a relative may have suffered a brain injury or another serious injury as a result of substandard medical treatment or care, please contact Catherine Bell (catherine.bell@freeths.co.uk) for a free and confidential discussion of your legal options.