should I claim against the school after a childs brain injury

(103 Posts)
shequeenb Sat 16-Feb-13 12:43:55

My dilema is that my son has been left with permanent double vision after a friend demonstrated a wwe move on in 4 years ago which put him in hospital. He has had double vision on and off ever since, but on the 9th September just gone his single vision just went on him and he has had double vision ever since. He has been seen at Morfields and we were told that he has this for live and nothing can correct it. He has since gone on to secondary school since the injury but the primary school know all about it. This injury was done in the dinner line. I have been back for a second hospital appointment and I was told one again that it could not be corrected and that the double vision stems from a brain injury most certainly caused by the trauma to his neck. The problem is my daghter still goes to the school, and I have always supported the school. I am not sure what to do, obviously this double vision has had a dramatic effect on him, he can only read 36 font size and now writes like an infant, so I need to try and sort a statement for him or laptop. We might have to consider a school that specialises with sight loss.

DoctorAnge Sun 17-Feb-13 09:46:16

OP were there any witnesses to what happend?
Why on earth wasn't it reported in the accident book?

Your son sounds like an amazing, happy young man. With an attitude like that he will go far in life despite his impairment I'm sure.

Maryz Sun 17-Feb-13 10:52:58

ironhorse, if you had broken your back and been in a wheelchair for the rest of your life, would you have claimed?

This isn't a short term problem, which can be fixed. This is a life-changing event which has turned a healthy child into a permanently disabled adult. Yes, he may be able to overcome much of the disability, but he will never have the life he would have had.

Snowfedup Sun 17-Feb-13 17:02:07

Hi sorry if this is not helpful but shocked that he has been left with permenant double vision - does it go away if he closes either eye - is his vision good in each eye separately and only poor with both together - I work in a small eye clinic and am sure moor fields have tried everything ? We used an occlusive contact lens with some success in one patient with intractable double vision !

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