We have been acting for a client (who is now aged 64) who was unhappy with treatment which she received in 2005 for her alcohol dependency, from a specialist drug & alcohol service run by her local NHS Trust. One of their nurses offered to provide her with a fast-track detoxification programme at her home address. Unfortunately, the treatment provided to our client proved to be sub-standard.

One particular problem she encountered was that she had been left in the care of a man (a friend of the nurse) who was also a heavy drinker and was actively drinking throughout the time that she was in his care. Having finished the detoxification programme, she remained alcohol free for only seven weeks.

Our independent medical expert in his report confirmed that the negligent course provided by the Defendant delayed the successful treatment of our client’s alcohol addiction by approximately two years. The NSH Trust disputed our case but, after threatening to issue proceedings, we were able to negotiate a settlement for our client which she was very happy with.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £8,000 for this client during 2009