The court has now approved the settlement on a long running case in our specialist clinical negligence team involving a number of highly experienced specialists.
The claimant was a victim of clinical negligence by her clinicians who failed to diagnose and treat a subarachnoid haemorrhage resulting in brain damage and severe disability.
The settlement was made up of two elements to include a lump sum of £2,450,000 for all heads of loss other than care and case management which were covered by periodical payments. This is a yearly payment in the region of £120,000 per year to cover the claimant’s annual care and case management costs.
The total amount of the claim is significant as depending upon the claimant’s life expectancy, the total award could well be in the region of £7.6 million on a full liability basis. The claimant recovered 85% of the claim, a sum in the region of £6,525,740. This is a substantial sum for a claimant aged 59 representing an excellent settlement for the claimant.
The Trusts and Estates department are dealing on an ongoing basis with the deputyship and the investment of funds.
This is not legal advice; it is intended to provide information of general interest about current legal issues.