“Fantastic conclusion” brings peace of mind for family
Marion turned to Medical Accident Group’s Fahmidah Ali for help, advice and support following her treatment for lymphoma. An expert oncologist was called upon, who identified that, during her diagnosis and treatment, her entire salivary gland had been removed when only a small amount actually needed to have been taken away.
The removal of the entire gland led to scarring, disfigurement, post-surgical pain and restriction of movement in her neck. Marion was also concerned that due to her injuries she would no longer be able to care for her severely disabled son, Mike.
Although the case was at times stressful, and required mediation, Fahmidah achieved a settlement for Marion which enabled her and her family to plan for the future with her family. Following the case, Marion said of the settlement: “This is a life-changing amount for us and will enable us to make great provisions for the future for Mike.”
Mike’s round-the clock care also required Marion’s daughter to provide help when required; she lived next door with her own daughter, but when their landlord wanted to sell the house, Marion was able to act fast.
She said: “Because of the position we are now in, we are in the process of putting in an offer and purchasing the house for her. Having them close by is an enormous weight off my mind, particularly if we need them at short notice, or ever needed them during the night.”
She continued: “Everyone I have ever spoken to [throughout the case] has been extremely polite and professional…I would like to thank Fahmidah once again for all her help in bringing my case to such a fantastic conclusion. I will be forever grateful for everything Fahmidah and Medical Accident Group have achieved on my behalf.”
Fahmidah said: “I have enjoyed representing Marion on her legal journey and bringing this claim to a satisfactory conclusion. Marion has dedicated a lot of her life to raising her son but, following the medical negligence, she was devasted at the prospect of not being able to continue with his care.
“The case was challenging throughout. However, we continued to persevere, ensuring the correct experts were instructed to advance Marion’s case.
“I am really happy we were able to secure a life-changing settlement for Marion and her family and that it has taken away the worry of how the future could unfold for both Marion and her son. It is extremely satisfying when an outcome that exceeds the client’s expectation is achieved. I wish her and her family a happy and healthy future.”