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Wendy Wilkinson

wendywwendyw Member Posts: 2 Listener
could anyone help me. I have to pay back this years PIP payments and my PIP will now cease. This is because a Dr admitted that he failed to inform me about the risks of radiotherapy and I suffered severe damage. I have received a little compensation but it does not allow for any on going future care.  I am worried about the future. This is worrying me. Can anyone help me please. I don’t understand as my care needs have not changed and will never change Thank you in advance. Any suggestions welcome.

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    This sounds complex, i would advise you to ring your local CAB for further advice. Good luck.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    wendyw said:
    could anyone help me. I have to pay back this years PIP payments and my PIP will now cease. This is because a Dr admitted that he failed to inform me about the risks of radiotherapy and I suffered severe damage. I have received a little compensation but it does not allow for any on going future care.  I am worried about the future. This is worrying me. Can anyone help me please. I don’t understand as my care needs have not changed and will never change Thank you in advance. Any suggestions welcome.
    Is this a medical negligence claim? Is the PIP having to be repaid due to the insurance settlement? If so this should have been/is being dealt with by your solicitor.

    It is true that Compensation Recovery does allow for certain benefits to be reclaimed when a settlement figure is being calculated. 
    In other words you aren't allowed to be paid twice for the same injury.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @wendyw, just wanted to say hello and welcome to the community, and I'm so sorry to hear about your experiences.

    As the others have said, with it being a complex issue it may be best to talk directly to CAB about this, or perhaps ring our Scope helpline on 0808 800 3333, to see if they can advise. Please do keep us updated, and wishing you all the best.
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