Scan imaging and mood, cognitive and behavioural changes showed that he had suffered a frontal brain injury. He was not able to return to work and required significant support from his family with daily life.
During the time that it took for his injuries to stabilise and to finalise medical evidence regarding his head injury, Claire ensured that TP had the rehabilitation support he needed to recover and manage his symptoms. This included a move to independent living in 2020 with the support of his case manager, rehabilitation team and interim funds obtained from the defendant. Fieldfisher's Court of Protection was also appointed his deputy.
The Claimant's presentation was complex and required careful assessment by head injury experts before they reached final prognosis. The Claimant was likely to require ongoing case management support, care and domestic assistance, as well as ongoing medical and therapeutic input and would have difficulty gaining and sustaining meaningful employment.
Claire sensitively gathered witness evidence from TP's family about the significant changes to his personality, which affected family dynamics and relationships. She gathered expert evidence from several specialisms regarding his physical and psychiatric condition and prognosis.
In 2021, the experts were able to give a final prognosis and the claim settled in early 2022 at a round table meeting for the substantial sum, based on the Claimant required ongoing care and support for life, medical and therapeutic input and a significant reduction in earning capacity as a result of his injuries.
Following settlement, the family said: "We were both very happy with the way you handled the case and everything that went into it. We are very appreciative of how hard you and the fieldfisher worked over the years."
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