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Soldier B v Ministry of Defence

12/05/2020

Richard represented the Ministry of Defence in this personal injury and clinical negligence claim arising out of the Claimant’s PTSD, suffered during his service with the Army.

The Claimant developed PTSD following incidents on two tours of Afghanistan. He was diagnosed with PTSD in January 2015. The Claimant alleged that the Defendant’s medical staff should have diagnosed him with PTSD two years previously. The Defendant argued that its Regimental Medical Officer (“RMO”) had acted reasonably in deciding to review the Claimant rather than refer him to the Department of Community Mental Health. It argued that the Claimant was not displaying PTSD symptoms on later attendances with the RMO. Furthermore, it argued that any delay in treatment had not exacerbated the Claimant’s symptoms.

The claim was issued for a value of more than £200,000 but settled for a global sum of £25,000 including costs.

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