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Williams v West Kent Health Authority - QBD 11 January 1996
Claimant: Holly Williams, 14, suing through mother Gillian Williams
Accident: Cerebral palsy resulting from oxygen starvation following caesarean section birth at Pembury Hospital, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Injury: Plaintiff is wheelchair-bound, suffers spasticity of limbs, risk of epilepsy, speech is difficult, but is educationally very bright; she has a written a book through dictation to raise funds for a school for the disabled she attended; would have been a "high flier" were it not for her diasabilities
Award: £1,425,000 (agreed damages) payment out adjourned for structuring
Accident: Building site accident; plaintiff fell through hole
Injuries: Head injury, fractured ribs, spinal injury affecting ability to work
Award: £110,000 (agreed damages)
Judge: Judge Barnett QC
Plaintiff's solicitors: Clifford & Co (London)
Hill v Gas Spares - QBD 30 November 1995
Claimant: Carol Hill, 46
Accident: Blouse caught in machine at work causing tourniquet effect to right arm
Injuries: Plaintiff sustained deformity to right (dominant) arm comprising: soft tissue swelling, break in skin, deep contusion of underside of arm in forearm and mid-elbow; continuing muscle damage in forearm and over sensitivity of cutaneous nerve; stiffness in right shoulder attributed to adhesive capsulitis produced as result of protecting arm; scarring and discolouration of skin; 10-15 per cent loss of grip in right hand; accident said to have reduced her ability to cope with one of her children who is severely mentally handicapped