25 June 2009
Leigh Day human rights partner Alison Millar has won compensation for a client with learning disabilities after being instructed by the Official Solicitor. After suffering from sexual abuse as a child our client, X, was accommodated in residential care. X continues to suffer from anxiety and behavioural issues and also has to manage some challenging medical problems.
Our client’s claim centred around treatment he suffered whilst a resident at two care homes in SW England run by the same management where he encountered abuse and neglect. During his time there X was unsupported by the care home personnel, usually over the management of his medical condition. This included X being excluded from X’s birthday celebration, being made to eat by himself, and being made to wear special clothing that made him stand out as someone with a problem. A punishment regime was also used with our client that prevented X from watching television; X was also stopped from speaking to family members. This treatment left our client feeling suicidal at times.
The Court has now approved a payment of compensation to X for the neglect, abuse and poor care X received as a young person in care. X was represented by Alison Millar
who can be contacted on 0207 650 1241.
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