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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer. I will be the lawyer working with you today.Sorry to hear of the issue. I will set out my written answer shortly.
As you will appreciate, Gillain Barre syndrome is incredibly rare - I have only ever dealt with one case during my years as a solicitor and it was very serious for the claimant - to the point they were very near death. It would depend where he contracted the syndrome and whether this was due to anyone's negligence. There are only a handful of medico legal experts who can deal with this matter and I am going to recommend one law firm to you who has dealt with a similar case before (details to be provided shortly). I presume you are saying he contracted the syndrome in hospital as you are asking how to prove the facts to a solicitor - the solicitor will apply for your Son's medical records and assess liability and causation. You would have to act for your Son as his litigation friend given his medical condition. It would be a case of sourcing the medical records and asking a microbiologist (who can prepare a medico legal report) to assess the case. The firm I would suggest you try first is this one : http://ww.cfglaw.co.ukAnd if they say they cannot help, try these :
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Hi Monica, Thanks though the aim of this site is to answer questions ("Q&A") and we are an internet forum, not a law firm. So we couldn't act for you or your Son - we give information and guidance from a legal standpoint but what I would say is that you will definitely need a solicitor (at a law firm) to handle this dispute. As it is a) very rare and b) medical evidence will be required, which is a certainty, - from a medico legal expert. Many thanks Jim
Thanks for the further details and unfortunately the question has fallen outside of my area of expertise as you are referring to a criminal matter (your Son being arrested, etc) and a potential action a against the Police too. The site rules are that I must opt out for another expert to take over (someone with experience in criminal law). Another expert will be along to assist you shortly. Many thanks, Jim
Hi thank you for your message, please note that I will look to provide an accurate but nevertheless speedy reply to your inquiry. I am sorry to hear about your situation but I will endeavour to help you today.
So in essence your son is severely disabled and you are questioning his arrest and interview but the issue you face is that he has been convicted and presumably is now in prison so the court determined there was not sufficient issue with the process of his arrest and conviction to set it aside. Whilst you are far too late to appeal a conviction from 2 years ago anyway. Therefore, unless you have new evidence that was not available at the time of his conviction it will not get set aside and that is new evidence related to the crime not his medical condition. I trust this assists
There are many actions against the police solicitors for example: https://www.irwinmitchell.com/personal/protecting-your-rights/actions-against-the-police?ref=googleppc&gclid=CjwKCAjwqvyFBhB7EiwAER786ZrWKseQZsLuy9dcwu9j9AcZJ0bxZu9N0ndnI1fR-BCqwxn2pGQffBoC9goQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
I trust this assists