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26 July 1999
Two soldiers, one from Nottingham and the other from the Isle of Wight,who claim theyhave been injured after their medical conditions were notproperly diagnosed, are suingthe Ministry of Defence for compensation.Dean Cumberpatch, 27, of Skegby,Sutton-in-Ashford, Nottingham, and DarrenLambert, also 27, of East Cowes, Isle of Wight,accuse the MoD ofnegligence, breach of contract, breach of duty and breach of theEuropeanConvention on Human Rights. They allege failure on the part of the MoDtoproperly diagnose and treat them when they were in the army, and complainof themedical and psychiatric treatment made available to them. The claimsadditionally seekdamages for alleged trespass to the person, unlawfuldetention and false imprisonment.No details are given of circumstancesleading to the claims.Both claims were issued byLinder Myers, ManchesterA Cambridge man is heading for a High Court confrontation withtheMinistry of Defence over claims it was to blame for his hearing problems.In hisclaim, Colin Smith accuses the MoD of failing to treat him forhearing problems in 1990.He alleges it failed to diagnose and treat himfor hearing loss at various hospitals andmedical facilities and that as aresult he has suffered sensory loss.Claim issued byMiller & Co, CambridgeA tenant is suing The Notting Hill Housing Trust for seriousinjuries hereceived when he fell on steps outside his home in Shepherd's Bush.MichaelCullen, 68, who is suing through his wife and next friend, ElizabethCullen,accuses the trust of breach of covenant in allegedly failing tomaintain and repair thesteps which are claimed to have been cracked anduneven, and failing to keep a guardingwall beyond which there was a dropof 3.3 metres in good repair. Cullen lost his balanceand fell over thewall as he walked up the steps on 7 January 1996. He suffered afracturedskull, went into a coma and was in hospital for six months. The claim saysthatthe injuries have had a devastating effect on him and that he is nowunemployable andpermanently dependant on others.Claim issued by White Ryland, London W12UCB Home LoansCorp is suing Royal and SunAlliance Insurance for damagesfor alleged negligent valuationdated 7 January 1992 of property atWhickham, Newcastle on Tyne. The valuation wasprepared by Royal LifeEstates (North East) trading as Moody and Co for UCB.Claim issuedby Glovers, London W1The former director of support services at The Welsh AmbulanceTrust ofDenbighshire is suing the trust. Roger Thorne claims he was employed undera 1997contract with the Mid Glamorgan NHS Trust which later transferredits powers andinterests to the Welsh Ambulance Trust. He says the contractwas originally intended torun to March 2000. He says that in October 1998he was told that unless he accepted analternative post his employmentwould be terminated on the grounds of redundancy. He didnot accept thepost and says he was made redundant. He claims the trust acted in breachofcontract and that he has wrongfully been deprived of benefits to which hewas entitledunder his contract.Claim issued by Russell Jones & Walker, London WC1
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