Accident: Fall through roof while on duty as policeman
Injuries: Spinal injuries; medically retired from police force; used to be keen walker but now only able to walk maximum of three quarters of mile; can no longer cycle; sex life said to have been affected.
Award: Agreed damages of £50,000.
Judge: Mr A Machin QC as deputy High Court judge.
Solicitors: Rogers & Norton.
Smith v Ealing Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority - QBD 22 June 199Cl
Claimant: Charlotte Smith suing through mother Pamela.
Incident: Plaintiff child born 1.5.88 admitted to Middlesex University Hospital 27.11.89 in "floppy and febrile" state.
Injuries: Un-diagnosed pneumococcal meningitis resulting in severe brain damage.
Award: Judgment on liability for plaintiff - damages to be assessed later.
Judge: Mr Justice Maurice Kay
Solicitors: Partlett Kent & Co.
Patel v McLeish - QBD 23 June 199
Claimant: Dinesh Patel
Accident: Road accident on M25.
Injuries: Plaintiff received severe, multiple injuries throughout his body after escaping from crashed vehicle but then returning in bid to retrieve money he had left in it.
Award: Liability decided 85 per cent in favour of plaintiff - damages to be assessed.
Judge: Sir Michael Davies sitting as High Court judge.
Solicitors: Cheshire & Co, Sheffield.
Renshaw v Sheffield Health Authority - QBD 26 June 1995
Claimant: Elizabeth Renshaw
Incident: Plaintiff clinically dead when born by caesarean section at Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield, in September 1988.
Injuries: Resuscitation carried out but plaintiff left quadriplegic and with mental age of two-year-old.
Award: £1,250,000 (settlement) case adjourned for consideration of structuring.