Hart Brown secures a six-figure settlement in clinical negligence case.

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 paymentsThis 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.


Isabel Bathurst

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Isabel joined Hart Brown as an Associate in June 2017 after spending five years as Partner at Pierre Thomas and Partners, working on high value...

Associate, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Isabel Bathurst

Isabel joined Hart Brown as an Associate in June 2017 after spending five years as Partner at Pierre Thomas and Partners, working on high value cases with a foreign element including the leading case under Rome II of Syred v PZU and HDI which went to trial in 2015. This claim involved 2 passengers in a vehicle involved in an accident in Poland. However, the claimants lived in England and were able to bring their claim in the English courts but the court applied Polish law to the valuation of the damages awarded to each claimant.

Isabel has experience of both clinical negligence and personal injury claims, particularly catastrophic injury claims involving brain and spinal injuries, and as well as having a Diploma in Advanced Litigation, she is also an APIL Senior Litigator.

Most memorable case?
Syred v PZU and HDI (2015)

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Michael Jackson - Bad

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James Bond films

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I always wanted to be a nurse

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