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Laura is an Associate in the Adult Brain Injury department.

Laura qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and has a wealth of experience in dealing with many types of complex and high value clinical negligence cases.  She now works solely on Adult Brain Injury cases and primarily in cases where our client’s brain injury has been caused or contributed to by clinical negligence.  A few examples of the types of case Laura can assist with include:

  • delay in diagnosis and/or treatment of stroke
  • hypoxic brain injury during surgery
  • delay in diagnosis and/or treatment of brain infections, such as meningitis or encephalitis
  • inadequate emergency hospital treatment following head trauma
  • delay in diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours
  • inappropriate treatment of pre-eclampsia during childbirth
  • substandard neurosurgery

Laura is passionate about transforming the lives of her brain-injured clients for the better. She strives to enable them to get the support they need to rebuild and find value and meaning in their new lives. She believes that people can live full and meaningful lives after brain injury, no matter how serious their injuries are.

Laura takes a calm and common-sense approach to cases.  She is extremely mindful of supporting and reassuring her clients throughout the process of bringing a claim.

Laura is a keen supporter of brain injury charities such as the The Silverlining Charity, The Stroke Association and Headway.  She has previously taken part in charity fundraising events for all of these charities and strives to support them in raising awareness about their causes.

Laura has previously acted:

  • In a claim for a teenage girl who suffered brain injury following failure to identify a blocked shunt while she was in a rehabilitation centre following surgery for a brain tumour.  The Claimant received a six figure sum for future support and therapies.
  • In a claim for a lady who suffered a stroke while giving birth, which caused her mobility and memory problems.  She received a settlement that allowed her to have necessary therapies and an adapted car.
  • In a claim for a lady who suffered severe brain injury, when the Mental Health Trust and Housing Association in charge of her safety failed to prevent her from falling from a window.  Her claim was settled for a six figure sum.
  • In a claim for a young mother who suffered a catastrophic brain injury following a failure to diagnose and treat meningitis.  She was left blind, with severe mobility and learning difficulties requiring 24 hour care. She received an eight figure settlement.
  • In a claim for a young man who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury whilst a front-seat passenger in a car accident.  He was left with permanent cognitive difficulties, including problems with motivation, initiation, impulsivity and memory and received compensation of £7.75 million.

Professional memberships

  • Headway East London
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – Senior Litigator
  • Acquired Brain Injury London member (ABIL)
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum (UKABIF)
  • The Law Society of England & Wales

Laura's Recent Posts

Brain Injury
‘Silent Nights’ – dealing with loneliness in the brain-injured community, this Christmas and beyond

Well, here we are.  There are only a few days to go until the big day and instead of the usual bustling Christmas markets, frolicsome…

By Laura Barlow
Brain Injury
Don’t Look Down! How to stay safe when working at height

This is my second blog about workplace safety, having considered the importance of hard hats on construction sites a month or two ago.  Writing the…

By Laura Barlow
Brain Injury
Why are teenagers and young adults at higher risk of being injured on our roads…

Adolescents and young adults (those aged 16-25) take more risks than any other age group – it is therefore unsurprising that they are more likely…

By Laura Barlow

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