A mother and son from Surrey have won their case against Surrey County Council and the Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust after both neglected to live up to their duty of care and the standards that were expected of them. The son, diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and OCD, decided to complain as a consequence of the care that was given during a four-year period between January 2007 and February 2011.
A local ombudsman discovered there had been a service failure from the NHS trust in connection with the treatment and care of the boy. Furthermore Surrey County Council was found to have been guilty of maladministration. The lack of care given to the boy in relation to his conditions also led to health problems for his mother. The boy was abusive and controlling in his nature and she struggled to cope with him on her own. She will now receive £6,000 in compensation after the case was found in her favour. Those involved in ruling over the case have also asked both the NHS trust and the local council to write to the mother to apologise for the lack of care that was given at that time.
Can a failure in someone’s duty of care lead to compensation for you?
Every situation is dealt with on an individual basis. This means a professional injury compensation lawyer should assess the evidence available for each individual case. If you believe you have suffered through a lack of care delivered by a public body, council, trust or business of any kind, you have a right to have your case heard. Getting proper advice prior to this will help you ascertain whether there is cause for compensation to be considered. The more you understand about your situation the easier it will be to consider your case.
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Source: Surrey Mirror
Date Published: August 21, 2014
Author: David Brown