Settlement Highlights Irwin Mitchell’s Continuing Focus On Lifetime Care

Family Gain Access To Key Funding

14.02.2011

A medical law expert at Irwin Mitchell has showcased the firm’s continued determination to stick by clients and ensure they receive the settlements they need to gain access to vital rehabilitation services.

Julie Lewis of the firm’s Bristol office recently helped the family of 11-year-old Louis Peers, who suffered brain damage after a hospital failed to act upon his mother’s concerns. Through her support, they were able to gain access to key funding which will guarantee him the necessary support and care he will need for the rest of his life.

With the total settlement reaching over £7m, it is the latest in a string of multimillion pound settlements that Julie has acted in over the past 12 months.

Other notable results include a £9.2 million settlement secured for a youngster in June last year, as well as a £2 million lump sum for a man who was left with brain injuries following a failure to diagnose childhood meningitis.

Christine Peers, Louis’ mother, added: “It is a tremendous relief to know that Louis will be able to access the vital support and rehabilitation services that he is set to need for the rest of his life.

“At one point we genuinely did not know if we had an opportunity to gain the necessary funding, but Julie has been fantastic and to know that our little boy will be looked after is so important to us.”

Julie’s work highlights the key focus that Irwin Mitchell puts on helping its clients gain access to the funds they need to live as normal a life as possible. The law firm has also been recognised for such work, as it has won Claimant Solicitor of the Year prize at the Rehabilitation Awards for three years running.