In this week’s episode, Emma Lyons spoke to Gerard McDermott QC about the key issues arising in relation to care claims in catastrophic personal injury cases.

Gerard provided invaluable insight based upon his vast experience and covered a range of topics including:

  • Key considerations as to the appropriate type and level of care in a particular case;
  • Views upon how should care be delivered;
  • The pros and cons of Agency vs Direct Hire Care;
  • When nursing care may be justified;
  • Specific issues regarding care claims in ABI cases;
  • The significance of the decision in Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake

See the recording below:


Watch part two of ‘Key issues with care claims in catastrophic personal injury cases’  here. 


About the guest speaker – Gerard McDermott QC

Gerard McDermott QCGerard McDermott QC practises from England and is based in London and Manchester, with associated offices in Abu Dhabi and New York.

His main areas of practice are Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Employment Law at all levels, although he maintains a diverse practice across the Common Law and Commercial fields. Gerard acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

He represents clients with a vast range of injuries arising from negligence, including medical malpractice and road traffic accidents.  The majority of his caseload involves catastrophic personal injury such as spinal cord injury and brain injury, and he has over thirty years’ experience of the same.




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