Menu & Search

Mrs P worked as a Detention Custody Manager for the Defendant prison. The Defendant’s process was to medically screen all residents when they first arrived at the centre. On 10th June 2015, Mrs P was on duty with another Custody Manager. A resident arrived and had to be restrained. During the restraint, the resident bit Mrs P on the left hand.

It later transpired that, contrary to the process in place, the resident had not been medically screened. The Defendant, therefore, could not confirm whether the resident was HIV positive and as such, whether Mrs P was at risk of contracting the virus.

Mrs P attended hospital and underwent a procedure whereby the damaged tissue was removed and the wound was cleaned out and then closed. She was also given a course of medication to prevent contraction of HIV or Hepatitis.

The claim was submitted on the portal under employer’s liability. The Defendant admitted liability so we proceeded to obtain evidence in relation to Mrs P’s injuries.

Opinion was sought from a Consultant Plastic Surgeon and a Consultant Psychiatrist as to the physical and psychological injuries suffered by Mrs P. Her injuries included permanent scarring to her hand, anxiety, features of PTSD and a depressive disorder of mild severity.

Negotiations were entered into and damages in the sum of £12,000 were accepted on behalf of Mrs P. The client was very happy with the outcome.

Settlement £12,000
Start Your Claim Today1904556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.


Get In Touch
Latest News

Increasing Pressures is Causing A&E Delays

The NHS have recently released monthly statistics on Accident and Emergency (A&E) and the figures display a worrying trend of increasing traffic and wait […]

Read More

Conservative Party Pledge to Recruit Thousands New NHS Staff Under Fire

Pryers Solicitors have been looking at the pledge the Conservative Party has made to recruit thousands of new NHS staff. One year after pledging […]

Read More

NHS Workers Struggle Against Stress and Financial Pressure

Major concerns have been raised about the financial stress NHS staff face. A survey by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) found that almost […]

Read More

Take a look back through our complete news archive

Follow us on Twitter

Richard Starkie is a Partner at Pryers Solicitors with a great knowledge of medicine, equipping him to ask insightful questions of experts, as acknowledged by this years @ChambersGuides

http://bit.ly/37lIRsi

#MeetTheTeam

Load More...