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


Law firm Hart Brown has secured a six-figure settlement in a clinical negligence case.

The court has approved the settlement in the long running case, which was overseen by the law firm’s specialist clinical negligence team.

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.

According to Hart Brown, the settlement was made up of two elements to include a lump sum of £2.45 million 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 £6.53 million.

Hart Brown said of the settlement: “This is a substantial sum for a claimant aged 59 representing an excellent settlement for the claimant.”

Hart Brown’s trusts and estates department is dealing on an ongoing basis with the deputyship and the investment of funds.


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