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Thanda v Central Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust - QBD 18 March 199Claimant: Zeba Thanda, 4, suing through mother Hamida Thanda
Incident: Medical negligence during birth
Injuries: Diffuse brain damage affecting cerebral hemispheres of basal ganglia; development severely retarded; major feeding problems; epilepsy; claimant completely dependant on others and will remain so
Carroll v Fearon, Dent and Dunlop - QBD (Oxford) 29 February 199Claimant: Alan Carroll, 46, Susie Carroll, 42, Catherine Carroll, 22, and Stephen Carroll,1Incident: Car travelling in opposite direction on motorway suffered tyre blow out and crossed into head-on collision with claimants' car
Injuries: Alan Carroll - broken ribs, ankle, toes and shoulder; psychological damage. Susie Carroll - severe head and facial injuries; complete loss of vision in right eye, limited vision in left eye; plastic surgery to reconstruct face; continual head-aches and depression; change in personality and dependant on other members of family; confidence low and prone to panic attacks; no prospect of improvement of face or vision and chronic stress will never go away. Catherine Carroll - fractured knee; facial scarring to chin. Stephen Carroll - fractures to both legs
Award: Alan Carroll £22,000, Susie Carroll £550,000, Catherine Carroll £10,000, Stephen Carroll £10,000 (all agreed damages)
Judge: Judge Wilson Mellor QC, sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court
Plaintiff's solicitors: Charles Lucas & Marshall (Newbury)