A 'splendid, admirable and gutsy' teenager who has exceeded all the expectations of medical experts in coping with the disabilities he was born with, due to a negligent delay in his delivery, has won a £6 million compensation payout from the NHS.
A respected law firm which was falsely accused in a national newspaper of enriching itself at the expense of the legal aid fund and negligently letting down alleged victims of the MMR vaccine has won substantial libel damages and a public apology.
The widower of a devoted grandmother, who was killed by the ‘flesh eating bug’ just three days after she slipped on snow in her driveway and cut her arm, is seeking substantial damages from the NHS, claiming that her life could have been saved.
A troubled mother who accused social workers of negligently delaying her rescue from the tender mercies of her violent father when she was a little girl has had her hopes of substantial compensation dashed by the Court of Appeal.
A high street chain has been ordered to pay more than £500,000 damages after laser surgery wrecked an antiquarian book dealer's life. In a huge embarrassment for the chain, a judge found that its staff had failed to properly warn the woman of the risks involved in the operation and possible complications.
In the era of multinational companies bestriding the globe it can sometimes be difficult to pin down exactly where their administrative hearts lie. However, that task may now be easier after the Court of Appeal gave important guidance on the issue in the context of a clinical negligence claim.
Lawyers representing an eight-year-old girl, who was left catastrophically disabled by the admitted negligence of hospital staff during her birth, have won her a £1.6 million down-payment on her damages to fund the purchase of a new home.
A passenger who was gravely injured when a suburban bus braked suddenly will go uncompensated after the Court of Appeal ruled that the driver had been forced into ‘reflexive action’ to avoid a collision and could not be blamed.
A 13-year-old girl who was left disabled for life after her heart stopped while she was being sedated for an operation at a Newcastle hospital has won multi-million pound damages to fund the care she will need for the rest of her life.
In a ruling which it is to be hoped will speed the path to justice for grieving families of deceased asbestos victims, the High Court has taken urgent steps to break a legal log-jam that had blocked the way to prompt damages payments.
A mother-of-two who was left with catastrophic brain damage after hospital medics delayed referring her for vital tests has been guaranteed a massive compensation payout after the NHS accepted 90 per cent liability for her injuries.
A seven-year-old boy who was brain damaged when he was born prematurely after his mother was fitted with a contraceptive coil when already 14 weeks pregnant has won more than £2 million in damages to cover the costs of a lifetime of care.
A 10-year-old boy who suffered kidney failure after he was born with a condition which was negligently managed at a private hospital has won a compensation package worth almost £5 million to pay for the lifetime of care he will need.
In clearing a meat processing company of liability for a nasty knife wound suffered by a teenage production line worker, a judge has paid tribute to the company’s careful training of its staff and its responsible attitude to their health and safety.
A school has succeeded in fighting off a £50,000 damages claim brought by a recently recruited teaching assistant who blamed chronic back and shoulder injuries on the strain of pushing wheelchair-dependent pupils between classes.
A businessman who was accused of lying about the circumstances of a slipping accident in an attempt to win £750,000 in compensation has defeated an insurance company’s bid to prove him a fraudster and to have him jailed for contempt of court.
A distressed mother who says that she has never got over the trauma of seeing the father of her child lying on his death bed following a senseless assault has failed to convince the Court of Appeal that she is entitled to compensation for her psychiatric injuries.
A young man whose life will always be overshadowed by brain damage suffered during heart surgery carried out when he was a toddler at the Bristol Royal Infirmary has won a £225,000 settlement of his claim against the NHS.
In a salutary warning to victims of violent crime that they should seek legal advice without delay, a man who suffered life-changing injuries when thugs smacked his head against a brick wall will go without a penny in compensation after he left it too late to lodge his claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Lawyers representing an eight-year-old girl who was left tragically brain damaged due to a negligent delay in the diagnosis and treatment of meningitis have achieved a settlement of her damages claim against the NHS worth £5.5 million.
Lawyers representing a seven-year-old boy who was stricken by catastrophic brain damage after his hospital birth have achieved an £8 million settlement of his case – and a public NHS apology for the deficiencies in his post-natal care.
A crime victim who was awarded more than £176,000 in compensation after a violent assault left her brain damaged, suffering from giddiness and deaf in one ear has been handed the chance of a bigger payout by the Upper Tribunal (UT).