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    Posted: 20/March/2013 at 18:37

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Edited by spacemonkey - 22/March/2013 at 19:28

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You may have a case, but first a few questions. Obviously before all this happened your mother had appointed you as her PoA, and you also acted as her carer. However she was released from hospital into the care of another family member, can you expand on that?

What qualifications as a carer do you have, and what qualifications does the family member who cared for her after her release have?

What was the basis of stopping your contact with your mother? Who made that decision? How was it enforced?

You have not said, but I presume that your mother passed away as a result of her disease, is that correct? If so how long ago was that?

What is the basis of the claim you wish to make? Your mothers death, or the effect on yourself? Please expand on this answer.


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Hi Martin,
Thanks for replying.



Edited by spacemonkey - 22/March/2013 at 19:23

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That is a very clear explanation. Thank you.

You have a couple of hurdles to overcome.

Firstly you need to be able to quantify damages to pursue any claim, I'm not sure you will be able to do that.

Next the delay between your mothers release from the hospital till now will be difficult to explain without shooting your case down. If you wish to use your severe depression as the reason, the other side could claim that this would render you as not suitable to remain a carer. Also the other side could claim that as you were depressed it would be irresponsible of then to place a patient who required regular morphine medication into your care.

Others may comment on this, I hope they do, however my thoughts are that any case is likely to fail.

Please feel free to consult a local solicitor for confirmation of our thoughts.

But whatever the decision, I expect that you have been badly affected by this and perhaps you should be consulting a counsellor for some assistance in working through the issues that have been raised.
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