Cuming & Gillespie recently settled a case involving an infant client who was grievously and catastrophically injured while under the care of an approved family day home agency and provider.
Cuming & Gillespie retained numerous experts who opined that our client suffered non-accidental (abusive) head trauma while under the care of an approved day home provider. The experts agreed that as a result of this trauma, she suffered a catastrophic, extensive, and irreversible traumatic brain injury that left her with permanent physical, cognitive, and behavioural deficits. She would require life-long 24-hour care.
This case involved numerous complex issues that required extensive and protracted litigation, including disputes over causation, vicarious liability, and insurance coverage. It also involved a concurrent criminal investigation and a lengthy extradition process involving one of the defendants. Ultimately, Cuming & Gillespie was able to negotiate a multimillion-dollar settlement just 2 weeks prior to trial. We wish our client and her family all the best moving forward.