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Atkinson v Associated Electrical Industries & anor - QBD 29 April 1998
Claimant: Wendy Atkinson, 54
Incident: Asbestosis fatality
Injuries: Claimant is widow of electrical engineer who died, aged 53, from mesothelioma, 30 years after being exposed to asbestos fibres while working in a north Wales colliery on a project which lasted just two and a half months. Atkinson left a grown-up son and three daughters, aged 14, 19 and 2Award: £500,000 (agreed damages) £28,500 of award to be split between three daughters
Bullock v The Personal Representatives of John William Viveash (deceased) - QBD 30 April 1998
Claimant: Rachel Bullock, 35
Incident: Road traffic accident
Injuries: Peter Bullock, 29, died after suffering a broken neck in September 1994 in a road accident on the A4 at Froxfield, Berkshire. He left his widow (claimant) and two daughters aged 9 and Award: £260,000 (agreed damages) £40,000 of award to be split equally between children
Judge: Gareth Edwards QC
Plaintiff's counsel: Robert Glancy QC
plaintiff's solicitor: Thompsons, Ilford
Storey v Durham Health Authority - QBD 28 April, 1998
Claimant: Stephen Storey, 15
Incident: Medical negligence
Injuries: Claimant, a blind quadriplegic boy, was left severely brain damaged after negligent hospital care at Dryburn Hospital, Durham, in April 1983. He suffered dehydration after being diagnosed with gastroenteritis and as a result was left with severe acquired cerebral palsy. He cannot move any of his limbs and is unable to sit up
Award: £1,409,000 (agreed damages)
Judge: Mr Justice Popplewell
Plaintiff's counsel: Peter Andrews QC plaintiff's solicitor: Evill & Coleman, London SW15.