Litigation Writs 17/09/96

A man who was hit by a car last June after he fell into the road following a row outside a pub, is suing the driver of the vehicle, Scott Mills, of Collier Row, Essex, for damages. Andrew Hurrell, 33, who spent three weeks in hospital and is permanently incapacitated by nerve damage to his face, accuses Mills of negligence.

Writ issued by Ashley Wilson, London SW3.

A woman who suffered a series of heart attacks while on holiday in India is suing Wiltshire Health Authority. June Rodway, 64, of Swindon, says she believed the risks of a heart attack or other heart problems had been excluded after she had been treated at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Swindon. But eight days after arriving in Goa, India, she suffered a series of heart attacks and had to be flown back to England in an air ambulance at a cost of £45,000. The writ says she was admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital on 27 August 1993 for medical assessment after suffering chest pains a week before her proposed holiday. Her notes recorded a diagnosis of angina, but after a stress test she was told all the results were negative and that if she could walk up a flight of stairs without pain she would be allowed home. She passed this test and was discharged. Mrs Rodway claims the health authority owed her a duty to use reasonable professional skill and care in its medical investigation, assessment and advice, having regard to her travel plans.

Writ issued by Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, London.

A High Court writ has been issued against boxer Lennox Lewis by Jersey company Products of Far East. It claims damages for alleged breach of a written contract dated 19 February 1991.

Writ issued by Goldkorn Davies Mathias, London WC1.

A Guildford man who has not worked since falling off a ladder at work three years ago is suing for compensation. John Dunne is suing his former employer, Flannery and McGowan Groundwork, of Maidstone, Kent and Kyle Stewart, of Colindale, London. The accident happened on 17 August 1993 while Dunne was working as a groundworker on a building site in Andover. As he was descending a ladder it slipped and he fell to the ground, fracturing his left wrist and right arm, and suffering cuts to his face.

Writ issued by Kosky Seal & Co, Sudbury Hill, Harrow.