Pryers solicitors of York have recently won a case involving brain damage to an adult which occurred as a result of anaesthetic negligence. The client in this case had gone in for ECT treatment but unfortunately through the course of that treatment and as a result of him vomiting and then ingesting the contents, his windpipe became blocked and he suffered brain damage as a result of this. The defendant eventually put forward offers to settle, starting at £100,000. This led to negotiations and to the settlement as below. The settlement facilitated purchase of new accommodation which was adapted to the client’s needs, as well as provision of future care. It is thought to be the largest settlement arising from ECT treatment in this country. The case was settled for £500,000.