Archive for the 'negligence' Category

Paralysed woman sues Farnham pool owner for £6m – BBC News

“A woman who hit her head on the bottom of a swimming pool during a party in Surrey and was left paralysed is suing the owner for £6m at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 5th May 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Hospital accused over girl’s glue injection – The Guardian

“Great Ormond Street being sued by 11-year-old after operation left her with extensive brain damage.”

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The Guardian, 15th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme Court overturns CoA’s Pretty Polly hearing loss ruling – The Lawyer

“The Supreme Court has refused to endorse a Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling on noise induced hearing loss, blocking the progression of what lawyers believe could have been thousands of hearing loss claims.”

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The Lawyer, 13th April 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Pritchard v Co-operative Group (CWS) Ltd – WLR Daily

Pritchard v Co-operative Group (CWS) Ltd[2011] EWCA Civ 329;  [2011] WLR (D)  110

“Where a claimant sued a defendant for damages for the torts of assault and battery then, as a matter of law, the defendant could not assert that there had been contributory negligence on the part of the claimant such that any damages awarded in respect of the assault and battery could be reduced to take account of that contributory negligence.”

WLR Daily,28th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Mohammed and others v Home Office – WLR Daily

Mohammed and others v Home Office [2011] EWCA Civ 351;  [2011] WLR (D)  112

“The Home Office did not owe a common law duty of care to claimants applying for indefinite leave to remain for maladministration.”

WLR Daily, 29th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Price of suing the NHS too high – The Guardian

“Suing the NHS for medical negligence may become too costly in the wake of cuts to both legal aid and lawyers’ success fees.”

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The Guardian, 29th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Woman pays £1 for MRSA legal claim against hospital – BBC News

“A woman seeking compensation from a Norfolk hospital after taking over an MRSA sufferer’s damages claim could set a legal precedent, a court has heard.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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