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Lyons Davidson brain injury solicitors attend Child Brain Injury Trust Annual Conference

On 29 February Lyons Davidson’s Head Injury Department attended the Sixth Annual Conference for CBIT, the Child Brain Injury Trust, which supports children and young people who have suffered a brain injury, along with their families.

The conference included a talk by Andrew Curran, Consultant Paediatric Neurologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, who focused on the developing brain and injury, and how well the brain recovers following injury. He was followed by Tim Jaspan, Consultant Paediatric Neuroradiologist at University Hospital, Nottingham, who concentrated on non-accidental head injury in infancy.

Concluding the morning’s talks was Beth Wicks, Education Consultant at Beth Wicks Consultancy Ltd, whose presentation examined the long-term educational effects of acquired brain injury in pre-school children.

In the afternoon session, there was a very moving talk by Dave Stones, who discussed the effects of his three-year-old son William’s brain injury on the family unit. Jon Graham, Clinical Director of PhysioFunction Ltd, then gave a talk on the use of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to help children with acquired brain injury, exploring how it can help with reducing falls and restoring confidence. He was followed by Fergus Gracey, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Cambridge Centre for Paediatric Rehabilitation, who spoke about pathways and problems following acquired brain injury in childhood.

Finally, Carolyn Dunford, Head of Research at The Children’s Trust, gave a presentation about measuring outcomes for children with acquired brain injury and a developmental perspective of activity and participation.

Compensation for head injury in children

Lyons Davidson’s Head Injury Department are members of CBIT’s 2012 Legal Services Directory, having demonstrated their experience in dealing with child head and brain injury claims. We specialise in all types of head and brain injury claims on behalf of the injured party. For more information please email enquiries@lyonsdavidson.co.uk.

You can find out more information about CBIT and the work they do here.

Posted on Mar 16th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson