Has your child received the educational provision that they need and made the progress you expected?
Negligence in education
A child is entitled to access education which is suitable to that particular child's age, ability and aptitude, whether that child has special educational needs or not. For example, a child with special educational needs may not be able to access education because they are not provided with the right support; misdiagnosed with a condition; or labelled with emotional behavioural difficulties when they have another completely different undiagnosed condition.
Children who have special educational needs often have behavioural difficulties; their failure to access education can culminate in challenging behaviour. This is then perceived as misbehaviour or emotional behavioural difficulties, while the underlying issue is not considered or discovered.
We can help you bring a claim for educational negligence once we have fully investigated the issue.
Each year millions of us in the UK receive medical treatment. In most situations treatment will be provided with thought and care and be of a high standard but sometimes things go wrong and in a small but significant number of cases patients are injured.
Mistakes do occur. Something may be overlooked, leading to an incorrect or delayed diagnosis. There might be unexpected complications following an operation, or particular treatment regime.
If an injury to an adult leads to loss of earnings or a need for extra care, it will be important to seek financial compensation to help with day-to-day support and ensure long term security.
When this involves a child, an additional level of complexity may result from a compromised education. We recognise this and uniquely for a law firm match technical excellence in education law with clinical negligence.
For more information or to discuss your case please contact us online or on 023 8071 8000.