Accommodation, aids and equipment
Accommodation, aids and equipment

The following PI & Clinical Negligence guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Accommodation, aids and equipment
  • Is it reasonably necessary?
  • Common issues
  • Aids and equipment
  • Availability of items on the NHS
  • Associated costs
  • Accommodation

Is it reasonably necessary?

The claimant will be entitled to recover aids and equipment if they can prove that they are for a genuine medical or therapeutic need and are reasonably necessary. The same principle applies for any adaptations required to the claimant’s home, such as a stairlift.

In all but the most straightforward cases, support will be required from a medical and/or care expert, who will be asked to determine whether the equipment is reasonably necessary.

Common issues

Assuming the claimant is able to show that the alteration, aid or equipment is reasonably necessary, the types of issue that often arise include: