Parents of unmarried children over 18 can now win compensation for clinical negligence

Copeland, Adam
March 2005
Lawyer;3/7/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p17
Trade Publication
The article reports that parents of unmarried children over 18 can now win compensation for clinical negligence in Great Britain. The out-of-court settlement arrived at last month between a mother and an National Health Service trust following the death of her paranoid schizophrenic son while he was under the trust's care will make it easier for victims to recover damages in similar cases. The case also has wide implications for the care of vulnerable adult patients in state-owned institutions such as hospitals and psychiatric units. The settlement will pave the way for other parents of unmarried adult children who have died while in the care of the state to sue for damages using the Human Rights Act.


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