A senior partner from another law firm asked Ian to represent a 90-year old man who had been attacked and severely injured by another patient while in hospital. After a long battle with the defendents, Ian secured £50,000 in compensation.
He successfully argued that the hospital had failed in their duty of care when transferring the assailant to the same ward as the claimant; failed to follow security procedures once the assailant became violent; failed to ensure staff had received adequate training; that procedures were not followed and that onsite security had failed to respond promptly once the alarm had been raised.
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