Litigation Personal Injury 16/01/96

Dexter v Ministry of Defence – QBD 7 December 1995

Claimant: Keith Dexter, 3Accident: Medical negligence

Injury: Plaintiff underwent treatment for swollen testicle; after treatment he developed testicular cancer; testicle swelled to size of American soft ball and had to be amputated; plaintiff discharged from army where he had reached rank of sergeant and as result of cancer had to undergo chemotherapy

Award: £140,000 (agreed damages)

Judge: Mr Justice Kennedy

Plaintiff's solicitors: Levinson Gray

Defendant's solicitors: Treasury solicitor

Foster v Brazil – QBD December 1995

Claimant: Judith Foster (personal representative of Timothy Foster (deceased))

Accident: Road traffic accident resulting in death of Timothy Foster

Award: £770,000 (agreed damages)

Judge: Mr Justice Popplewell

Plaintiffs solicitors: Dawson & Co (London)

Defendant's solicitors: AE Wyeth & Co (Dartford)

Bruce v Chief Constable of Sussex – QBD 6 December 1995

Claimant: Gary Bruce, 3Accident: Police officer injured in road traffic accident during surveillance training exercise

Injuries: Lower left back injury rendering him unable to carry out police duties

Award: £60,689 (agreed damages)

Judge: Mr Justice Newman

Plaintiff's solicitors: Russell Jones & Walker

Defendant's solicitors: Lewis Holman Lawrence