Litigation Writs 26/7/99

Two soldiers, one from Nottingham and the other from the Isle of Wight,who claim they

have been injured after their medical conditions were notproperly diagnosed, are suing

the Ministry of Defence for compensation.Dean Cumberpatch, 27, of Skegby,

Sutton-in-Ashford, Nottingham, and DarrenLambert, also 27, of East Cowes, Isle of Wight,

accuse the MoD ofnegligence, breach of contract, breach of duty and breach of the

EuropeanConvention on Human Rights. They allege failure on the part of the MoD

toproperly diagnose and treat them when they were in the army, and complainof the

medical and psychiatric treatment made available to them. The claimsadditionally seek

damages for alleged trespass to the person, unlawfuldetention and false imprisonment.

No details are given of circumstancesleading to the claims.Both claims were issued by

Linder Myers, ManchesterA Cambridge man is heading for a High Court confrontation with

theMinistry of Defence over claims it was to blame for his hearing problems.In his

claim, Colin Smith accuses the MoD of failing to treat him forhearing problems in 1990.

He alleges it failed to diagnose and treat himfor hearing loss at various hospitals and

medical facilities and that as aresult he has suffered sensory loss.Claim issued by

Miller & Co, CambridgeA tenant is suing The Notting Hill Housing Trust for serious

injuries hereceived when he fell on steps outside his home in Shepherd's Bush.

MichaelCullen, 68, who is suing through his wife and next friend, ElizabethCullen,

accuses the trust of breach of covenant in allegedly failing tomaintain and repair the

steps which are claimed to have been cracked anduneven, and failing to keep a guarding

wall beyond which there was a dropof 3.3 metres in good repair. Cullen lost his balance

and fell over thewall as he walked up the steps on 7 January 1996. He suffered a

fracturedskull, went into a coma and was in hospital for six months. The claim saysthat

the injuries have had a devastating effect on him and that he is nowunemployable and

permanently dependant on others.Claim issued by White Ryland, London W12UCB Home Loans

Corp is suing Royal and SunAlliance Insurance for damagesfor alleged negligent valuation

dated 7 January 1992 of property atWhickham, Newcastle on Tyne. The valuation was

prepared by Royal LifeEstates (North East) trading as Moody and Co for UCB.Claim issued

by Glovers, London W1The former director of support services at The Welsh Ambulance

Trust ofDenbighshire is suing the trust. Roger Thorne claims he was employed undera 1997

contract with the Mid Glamorgan NHS Trust which later transferredits powers and

interests to the Welsh Ambulance Trust. He says the contractwas originally intended to

run to March 2000. He says that in October 1998he was told that unless he accepted an

alternative post his employmentwould be terminated on the grounds of redundancy. He did

not accept thepost and says he was made redundant. He claims the trust acted in breach

ofcontract and that he has wrongfully been deprived of benefits to which hewas entitled

under his contract.Claim issued by Russell Jones & Walker, London WC1