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‘Gutsy’ Teenager Wins £6 Million Payout for Birth Delay

Published on: 02 December 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Falsely Accused Law Firm Wins Libel Damages

Published on: 26 November 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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‘Flesh Eating Bug’ Widower Seeks NHS Pay-Out

Published on: 17 November 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Social Workers Cleared of Negligent Delay

Published on: 09 October 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Patient Wins Big Pay-Out from Laser Eye Surgery Chain

Published on: 25 September 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Injured by a dog attack?

Lydia Stuart-Banks explains the impact of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill has on owners of dogs.

Court Guidance on ‘Domicile’ of Multinational Companies

Published on: 27 August 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Disabled Girl Can Move into £1.6 Million Home

Published on: 17 August 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Disabled Girl Can Move into £1.6 Million Home

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.

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Bus Driver Who Suddenly Braked Exonerated

Published on: 07 August 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Bus Driver Who Suddenly Braked Exonerated

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.

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Pre-Operative Collapse Teenager Wins Millions

Published on: 27 July 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Asbestos Claims Data Protection Log-Jam Broken

Published on: 17 July 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Boy Who Suffered Birth Injuries Wins Record Compensation

Published on: 06 July 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

A seven-year-old boy, who is facing a lifetime of catastrophic disability after he was born 25 minutes later than he should have been, has achieved a record settlement from his local NHS Trust.

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Hearing Loss Compensation for Fitter

Published on: 23 June 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Hearing Loss Compensation for Fitter

A man from Grimsby has won compensation of £4,000 after his hearing was damaged by exposure to excessive noise in the workplace.

From 1979 until 2005, the man was employed as a maintenance fitter by a company which manufactured pigments.

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Hospital Blunder Mum Awarded Millions

Published on: 17 June 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Contraceptive Coil Blunder £2 Million Damages

Published on: 27 November 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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NHS Trust Admits Negligent Failures in Brain Damage Case

Published on: 20 November 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

NHS Trust Admits Negligent Failures in Brain Damage Case

An NHS hospital has come under fire after a woman was sent home after falling over in the street whilst intoxicated – only to be re-admitted in a coma the following day.

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Kidney Transplant Boy Wins Almost £5 Million Damages

Published on: 10 November 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Meat Company Not Liable for Worker’s Knife Injury

Published on: 30 September 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Road traffic collision on a country road?

A road traffic collision on a country road is not always the typical sharing of fault

Miriam Groombridge discusses the Court of Appeal case of Gray v Gibson, a road traffic collision in a country road where the typical 50/50 was not appropriate.

School Defeats Teaching Assistant’s Back Injury Claim

Published on: 28 August 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Insurers Fail to Prove £750,000 Accident Fraud

Published on: 20 August 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Psychiatric Consequences of Violent Crime

Published on: 13 August 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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‘Bristol Heart Baby’ Wins £225,000 Damages

Published on: 04 August 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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.

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Victims of Violent Crime – Don’t Delay in Seeking Compensation!

Published on: 20 July 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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).

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£5.5 Million Payout for Meningitis Diagnosis Delay

Published on: 09 July 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

£5.5 Million Payout for Meningitis Diagnosis Delay

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.

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£8 Million Payout for ‘Deficient’ Post-Natal Care

Published on: 25 June 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

£8 Million Payout for ‘Deficient’ Post-Natal Care

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.

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Crime Victim Wins Chance of Higher Compensation

Published on: 19 June 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

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).

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Pothole Accident Cyclist in Vital Test Case

Published on: 12 June 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Pothole Accident Cyclist in Vital Test Case

A pothole on a remote mountain lane is the focus of attention in the Court of Appeal after a cyclist rode into it whilst avoiding a pile of manure and was seriously injured.

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