Archive for the 'post-traumatic stress disorder' Category

Payout for prison officer stressed by accounts of sex crimes – The Guardian

“Steven Heaven, 44, wins undisclosed six-figure sum after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barry George in court fight for compensation – BBC News

“Barry George, who was acquitted of the murder of television presenter Jill Dando, takes his battle for compensation to the High Court later.”

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BBC News, 25th August 2010

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Traumatised bomb disposal soldier gets MoD compensation – BBC News

“A former Army bomb disposal expert suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder has reached a six-figure compensation deal with the Ministry of Defence, his lawyers said.”

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BBC News, 23rd August 2010

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MoD settles stressed press officer case – BBC News

“A Ministry of Defence press officer who claimed he suffered from stress-related illnesses after being ‘frugal with the truth’ about troops’ safety in Iraq has settled his case with his employer.”

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BBC News, 4th August 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

AWOL soldier loses sentence appeal – The Independent

“A soldier who went absent without leave as he was about to be deployed to Afghanistan lost a Court of Appeal challenge against his nine-month sentence today.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2010

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AWOL soldier appeals against jail sentence – The Independent

“Lawyers for a soldier who was jailed for going absent without leave after refusing to fight in Afghanistan will appeal against his sentence today.”

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The Independent, 21st April 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MoD is failing its war veterans, leaving many to face jail terms, peer says – The Guardian

“Britain should appoint a cabinet minister responsible for the welfare of ex-service personnel amid concern over the rising number who end up in custody after returning home from a war zone, a former prisons inspector says.”

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The Guardian, 14th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Awol soldier Joe Glenton in jail sentence appeal – BBC News

“A soldier who was jailed after refusing to return to Afghanistan is appealing against his sentence.”

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BBC News, 11th March 2010

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MoD press officer sues government – BBC News

“A Ministry of Defence press officer is to sue the government, claiming his health was affected by having to deal with the families of dead soldiers.”

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BBC News, 5th August 2009

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Gray v Thames Trains Ltd – WLR Daily

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd [2009] UKHL 33; [2009] WLR (D) 195

“A person who, as a result of a railway accident, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder which led him to kill someone, could not, as part of his claim for damages in negligence against the train operators responsible for the accident, recover damages for loss of earnings following his detention after the killing in prison, and subsequently in hospital under ss 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act 1983.”

WLR Daily, 18th June 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another

House of Lords

“A claimant who, as a result of a railway accident caused by the defendants’ negligence, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder which led him to kill someone, could not recover damages for loss of earnings following his detention, in prison and in mental hospital, after the killing.”

The Times, 19th June 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Stressed’ paramedic wins damages – BBC News

“A paramedic who suffered post traumatic stress disorder after he was sent alone to attend to a collapsed drug addict has won a claim for damages.”

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BBC News, 21st July 2008

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Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another

Court of Appeal

“A claimant, who, as a result of the defendant’s negligence, suffered depression which led him to kill someone, could recover damages for loss of earnings after he committed manslaughter so long as his claim was not inextricably linked to his criminal actions.”

The Times, 9th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and another [2008] EWCA Civ 713; [2008] WLR (D) 210

“A claim in negligence was not defeated by public policy unless the claim or a head of claim was inextricably bound up with or linked to the claimant’s criminal conduct. Where the depression the claimant suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence led him to kill, he could recover damages for loss of earnings after he committed manslaughter if his claim was not inextricably connected with his criminal activity.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Train crash killer wins compensation case – The Times

“A Paddington train crash survivor who claimed he was turned into a killer by post-traumatic stress disorder stands to receive thousands in compensation after a landmark Appeal Court ruling today.”

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The Times, 25th June 2008

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