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Birth Injuries Girl Wins £1.7 Million Compensation

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

Lawyers for a nine-year-old girl who was left with severe cerebral palsy as a result of catastrophic brain damage suffered during her birth have achieved a £1.7 million settlement of her case against the NHS.

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Birth Injury Claim Settlement to be in Millions

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

Birth Injury Claim Settlement to be in Millions

A girl who was left tragically brain damaged due to alleged failings during her hospital delivery has won the right to a substantial sum in damages after an out-of-court settlement was negotiated with the NHS.

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Talented Musician Wins £8 Million NHS Compensation

Published on: 01 June 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Lawyers representing a young woman who has developed a talent for music, despite suffering grave disabilities due to allegedly negligent medical treatment when she was a 10-year-old, have achieved an £8 million settlement of her claim against the NHS.

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Top Football Club’s Physiotherapist Cleared of Negligence

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

Top Football Club’s Physiotherapist Cleared of Negligence

Premier League football club Everton has defeated a promising teenage player’s claim that his hopes of a top-flight career were destroyed by negligence on the part of a senior club physiotherapist in the management of his rehabilitation regime after he suffered a serious knee injury in training.

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Ruling of ‘Seminal Importance’ to Historic Industrial Injury Claims

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

In a case which the Court of Appeal acknowledged was ‘of seminal importance’ to historic victims of industrial disease, a former dock worker who blamed his lung cancer on exposure to asbestos has had his compensation hopes dashed on the basis that he left it too late to launch a compensation claim.

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Boy With Brain Damage Wins Millions for Medical Errors

Published on: 21 May 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

A little boy who is facing a lifetime of acute disability due to a medical blunder following his premature birth has won a multi-million-pound compensation payout from the NHS. The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust admitted that there had been a negligent 24-hour delay in giving the newborn an urgent blood transfusion after he developed severe jaundice in the days after his delivery.

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Cerebral Palsy Victim, 11, Wins £7 Million Compensation

Published on: 18 May 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Lawyers representing an 11-year-old boy who suffered severe brain damage after complications arose during his hospital birth have won him an NHS compensation package valued at more than £7 million.

The boy was left facing a lifetime of grave disability – including learning difficulties, reduced mobility, feeding problems, spasms and a future risk of epilepsy – after his mother suffered a ruptured uterus during labour.

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Young Footballer Wins Car Crash Damages

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

Young Footballer Wins Car Crash Damages

A talented young footballer who had hopes of turning professional before he was seriously injured in a road accident has been awarded compensation of more than £10 million by the High Court to cover the costs of the lifetime of nursing care he will need.

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Child Victims of Petting Farm E. Coli Outbreak Win Compensation

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

Ten children who were exposed to a potentially fatal strain of the E. Coli bacteria during family visits to a Surrey petting zoo have won compensation for the physical and emotional scars that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

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‘Bubbly’ Birth Injuries Girl Wins NHS Millions

Published on: 16 April 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

‘Bubbly’ Birth Injuries Girl Wins NHS Millions

An 'incredibly bubbly and sociable' eight-year-old girl who was left severely disabled after complications arose during her birth at a Kent hospital has won a multi-million-pound compensation payout from the NHS.

The girl suffered brain damage after a delay during her teenage mother's labour at Medway Maritime Hospital led to her being starved of oxygen.

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Birth Injuries Boy, 8, Claims Millions from NHS

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

Lawyers representing an eight-year-old boy who was left with devastating disabilities after his heart stopped before he was born are seeking multi-million-pound damages from the NHS on his behalf, claiming that hospital staff negligently mis-managed his mother’s labour.

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Industrial Disease Victims’ Path to Justice Eased

Published on: 08 June 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

In an important decision that will ease the path to justice for thousands of victims of industrial disease, the High Court has ruled that the tax authorities were obliged to comply with a coroner’s directions to disclose details of the occupational history of a man whose death was believed to have been caused by asbestos exposure.

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Drug Dealer Crash Victim Wins Compensation Battle

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

In a ground-breaking decision which underlined the supremacy of European law, the Department of Transport (DoT) has been ordered to pay substantial compensation to a drug dealer who was severely injured in a road accident.

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£45,000 Payout for Botched Hand Operation

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

Lawyers representing a man who was left permanently disabled after a nerve was inadvertently severed during a hospital operation on his hand have succeeded in winning him a £45,000 compensation payout from the NHS.

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Widow Wins £50,000 for Doctor’s Fatal Misdiagnosis

Published on: 29 May 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

A widow whose husband died of bowel cancer has won compensation of £50,000 after a GP’s misdiagnosis of his condition deprived him of four months of life. The doctor had reassured the father-of-four two years before his death that he was suffering from nothing more serious than piles.

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Teenage Meningitis Victim Wins Millions from NHS

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

Teenage Meningitis Victim Wins Millions from NHS

Lawyers representing a 15-year-old girl who was left profoundly deaf and disabled due to the failure of hospital staff to promptly diagnose and treat meningitis when she was a baby have achieved a multi-million-pound settlement of her case against the NHS.

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Delivery Driver Forced to Retire Wins Compensation for Shoulder Injury

Published on: 22 May 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Delivery Driver Forced to Retire Wins Compensation for Shoulder Injury

A delivery driver who was forced to retire as a result of injuries he sustained when he slipped as he loaded his lorry in icy conditions has won compensation from his former employer.

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Court Rules on Cemetery Asbestos Claim

Published on: 21 May 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Court Rules on Cemetery Asbestos Claim

In a case which bitterly revealed the difficulty faced by litigants involved in historic asbestos cases, a widow who claimed that her husband's death was caused by exposure to the lethal substance whilst working in a cemetery in the 1970s has received a judge's sympathy – but not a penny in compensation.

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Stroke Victim Wins Multi-Million-Pound NHS Payout

Published on: 14 May 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Stroke Victim Wins Multi-Million-Pound NHS Payout

Lawyers representing a highly skilled builder and joiner who suffered a catastrophic stroke following an incorrect hospital diagnosis have achieved a multi-million-pound settlement of his claim against the NHS to pay for the lifetime’s care he will need.

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Corporate Structure Unravels Asbestos Damages Claim

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

In a case which reveals that entitlement to compensation for personal injury can sometimes depend on analysis of complex corporate structures, a man who must bear the consequences of asbestos exposure at work in the 1970s has had his compensation hopes dashed by the Court of Appeal.

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Warning: Offering to help could find you at fault

Author: Catherine Rosewell

Lydia Stuart-Banks comments on recent court decision all householders should read

Warning:  Offering to help could find you at fault

The case of the Personal Representatives of the Estate of Cyric Biddick (deceased) v Mark Morecombe 2014 serves a warning to all.

German Law Applies to Army Widow’s Damages Claim

Published on: 21 April 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

The widow of a British army officer who died in a cycling accident whilst serving in Germany will have her compensation substantially reduced after the Supreme Court ruled that less generous principles of German law applied to the assessment of her damages.

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Top Journalist Hit By Police Car Due Seven-Figure Payout

Published on: 14 April 2014 | in categories: Personal Injury Updates | Legal Updates | News and Updates

Top Journalist Hit By Police Car Due Seven-Figure Payout

An award-winning journalist who suffered life-shattering injuries when knocked from his bicycle by a police car has won the right to very substantial damages from the UK's biggest force after a judge ruled that the driver had put speed before safety.

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Daughter of 81-Year-Old Asbestos Victim Triumphs

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

The daughter of a retired industrial worker who died from asbestos-related cancer at the age of 81, following exposure to deadly dust during the early 1960s, has won the right to compensation for her loss at the Court of Appeal.

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