MW Personal Injury specialists, Caroline Kempster and Ian Latimer, jointly conducted a case for a client who suffered a catastrophic brain injury in a road traffic accident and who never regained full consciousness. Caroline and Ian are both members of the Association of Personal Lawyers (APIL).
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Caroline explained that:
“the client was in a minimally conscious state. In accordance with the Royal College of Physicians guidelines on prolonged disorders of consciousness, this was likely to be a permanent state, as years had elapsed since the injury at the time of settlement and there was no clear trajectory of improvement”.
Ian Latimer further explained that:
“it was possible that the client might acquire basic functional communication skills using assistive technology, but unlikely that this would be sufficiently reliable for them to emerge from the minimally conscious state”.
Following release from hospital the client had been cared for in a care home. Additional therapeutic input was required. Caroline and Ian therefore needed to be give consideration to the long-term housing needs and care of the client amongst other matters. The case was resolved by mediation and an award subsequently approved by the Court in July 2019.
Caroline and Ian commented:
“whilst no amount of money can ever compensate for the injuries sustained, it has been a privilege to act for this client with their family to secure a settlement which will help ensure the best care in the years to come”.
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