A vulnerable adult is any person aged 18 years or over, who is, or may be, unable to take care of themselves or are unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. This may be because they have a mental health problem, a disability, visual or hearing problems, are old and frail or have some form of illness.
Abuse can take many forms including physical, material, sexual, discriminatory or mental. As the days pass the number of abuse cases perpetrated in our institutions and organisations rises. A surprisingly high proportion of these involve abuse against adults particularly the elderly and those who may lack capacity through mental impairment.
Of course an award of money will never undo the pain and suffering caused by abuse and we do not pretend that we can put our clients back in the position that they were in prior to when they were abused. Money can, however assist with rehabilitation and future protection if necessary. In addition it can be comforting to know that your situation is understood and that we will leave no stone unturned in our mission to achieve a just and fair outcome for our clients.
The range of issues and concerns clients have raised are too numerous to go into here.
If you or a loved one wants to speak to us, entirely in confidence, about any of these issues then please call our head of negligence Michael Shaw on 0800 1 444 111 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org . Alternatively you can use the enquiry form situated at the side or at the foot of this page.