Litigation Personal Injury 04/06/96

Ingleby v Islington Health Authority – QBD 13 May 1996

Claimant: Christopher Ingleby, Incident: Medical negligence

Injuries: Oxygen starvation at birth resulting in cerebral palsy; claimant cannot speak or carry out everyday tasks unaided; will need specialist supervision for the rest of his life; despite disabilities described as a "delightful child" who shows great promise and potential

Award: £2.2 million (agreed damages)

Judge: Mr Justice Popplewell

Plaintiff's solicitors: Leigh Day & Co

Allen v City and Hackney Health Authority – QBD 14 May 1996

Claimant: Julie Allen, 32

Incident: Medical negligence

Injuries: Claimant who suffered from anorexia and bulimia when a teenager, underwent mastopexy in September 1986; procedure entails skin-tightening procedure; aim was to improve what she claimed was flat, pendulous appearance of her breasts caused by weight fluctuations as a teenager; she claimed treatment left her with wide, lumpy scars which bled through bandages and her clothes for months afterwards

Award: £27,500 (agreed damages)

Judge: Mr Justice Potts

Plaintiff's solicitors: Gadsby Wicks (Chelmsford)

Sawford v Quinn & anor – QBD 13 May 1996

Claimant: Elaine Sawford, 34

Incident: Road traffic accident

Injuries: Widow's claim on behalf of herself and her eight-year-old daughter; husband killed in motorway accident

Award: £500,000 (agreed damages)

Judge: Mr Justice Langley

Plaintiff's solicitors: Leeds Day (St Neots)