Psychiatric patient let down by lack of 2Gether NHS trust follow-up
Keith had suffered from mild symptoms of OCD for most of his life. Although he’d been able to manage his symptoms, following the death of his father he suffered a worsening of symptoms and began to complain of acute OCD.
His GP referred him to 2Gether NHS Trust. Despite prompting the Trust, it failed to follow up with Keith. He deteriorated, developed suicidal tendencies and resigned from work. Keith was keen to return to work – and to show an employer that, with appropriate treatment, he would be able to do so. He approached a psychiatric negligence claims expert for help.
When 2Gether NHS Trust failed to follow up on Keith’s referral, his GP chased the Trust. It was noted that they had omitted to send Keith a letter confirming a treatment plan. To remedy this, he was fast-tracked to Let’s Talk Psychological Service, which he attended regularly. He made a good recovery and his OCD went into remission.
It was important to Keith that he received acknowledgment and some financial support not only to help him through his treatment and return to work, but also to demonstrate to future employers that he had been let down by the healthcare system. Keith was keen to rebuild his life after this negligence and we were able to help.
Ally Taft, medical negligence specialist, explained: “This was a very difficult psychiatric negligence case. While some of our competitors would not have accepted this case, because of its complexity, we knew that we had obtained successful outcomes in similar cases. We were able to use our expertise in this area as well as instructing experts in their field to help support our arguments.”