There is something very special about case managers. This is particularly so in the context of a catastrophic injury case following an award of damages in High Court personal injury litigation. A good case manager will transform an award of damages into a meaningful and fulfilled future for a Plaintiff.
Joe Bloggs sustains a catastrophic brain injury as a result of medical negligence, during a standard hospital procedure. He goes into hospital as an ordinary guy, doing an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, meeting his bills: spending time with his family. He comes out of hospital with devastating injuries, unable to speak, self-care, mobilise or even swallow. This is the most catastrophically injured Plaintiff and at Cantillons Solicitors, as specialist litigators, we have a depth of experience in handling these very serious and challenging cases.
Fast forward Joe Bloggs into our office, up to the High Court and out the other side having received an award of damages for the injuries inflicted upon him. Joe Bloggs now has many millions of euro, awarded to him to compensate him for pain and suffering (in legal terms known as general damages), loss of earnings and future medical and care expenses (in legal terms known as special damages) for which the vast majority of the award is paid.
Future expenses in a catastrophic injury cases such as that of Mr. Bloggs would include specialist care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, assistive technology, adapted housing, adapted transport, personal care, household maintenance, financial advice and medical costs, to name but a few.
With his catastrophic injuries, Mr. Bloggs can no longer work. He is entirely dependent on this award of damages to care for his every need for the rest of his life. Taking on board and assimilating the enormity of the financial and practical burden this brings cannot be underestimated.
Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or [email protected] if you would like more information.
* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement.