Archive for February, 2015

Eva Totham (a protected party by her litigation friend Sarah Totham) v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 97 (QB)

The Claimant had sustained brain injuries during birth, which had caused cerebral palsy and reduced her life expectancy to 47. She claimed for loss of earnings and pension up to the age of 93 despite authority restricting such loss claims to the period of life expectancy: Croke (A Minor) v Wiseman [1982] 1 W.L.R. 71. […]

February 28, 2015 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
Posted in: Cases

Accident in the workplace? Make a claim!

Consideration was given for the editing and publishing of this post. Picture the scene – you blithely wander through your workplace, perhaps singing innocently to yourself. Then, like a shot, you career to the floor, your leg shattered in two. Looking behind you as you scream in agony on the floor, you see an errant […]

February 16, 2015 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
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Andrew Foulds (2) Claire Foulds (Both as Personal Representatives of Benjamin Foulds, Deceased) v Devon County Council (HHJ Cotter 2015, 9 January 2015)

A cyclist had suffered head and spinal injuries after losing control of his bicycle and crashed into metal railings atop a low wall. The railings had broken on impact and the Claimant fell down a large drop on to a lower road. The Claimant’s case was that the Defendant local authority owed him a duty […]

February 15, 2015 В· Editorial Team В· Comments Closed
Posted in: News