Archive for the 'psychiatric damage' Category

Paddy Hill wins trauma counselling for Birmingham Six ordeal – The Guardian

“Almost 20 years after he was found innocent of committing one of the worst terrorist bombings in Britain, Paddy Hill has won his fight for intensive trauma counselling.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Islamophobe’ head Erica Connor wins Surrey County Council payout – The Times

“A campaign by two Muslim governors to give Islam a greater presence in a state school played a key part in forcing a successful head from her job, the High Court found yesterday.”

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The Times, 20th March 2009

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Yearworth and Others v North Bristol NHS Trust – Times Law Reports

Yearworth and Others v North Bristol NHS Trust

Court of Appeal

“A sample of sperm from a person undergoing chemotherapy, which a hospital stored in case he became infertile after the treatment, was that person’s property and its loss or damage was capable of establishing a claim in negligence.”

The Times, 10th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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

Parking fine man received £20,000 – BBC News

“A man was awarded £20,000 in damages after claiming he was distressed by parking fines totalling £200.”

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BBC News, 8th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Yearworth and others v North Bristol NHS Trust – WLR Daily

Yearworth and others v North Bristol NHS Trust [2009] EWCA Civ 37; [2009] WLR (D) 34

“The sperm sample of a person undergoing chemotherapy treatment, stored by a hospital for his benefit for future use in case the treatment made him infertile, was property owned by him whose loss or damage entitled him to bring an action for negligence. Moreover, where the circumstances showed there was a bailment of the sperm to the hospital unit storing it, a cause of action for bailment could arise for its loss or damage sounding in damages for psychiatric injury and/or mental distress.”

WLR Daily, 5th February 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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

Cancer sperm men win court battle – BBC News

“Six male cancer patients have been told they can claim damages after a hospital freezer broke down and destroyed their frozen sperm.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tube driver wins 7/7 compensation – BBC News

“A Tube driver has been awarded £4,000 in compensation over the psychological trauma he suffered as a result of the 7 July terrorist attacks in London.”

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BBC News, 2nd February 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk


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