Litigation Personal Injury 05/12/95

Clark v Newham Health Authority – QBD 20 November 1995

Claimant: Caroline Clark

Accident: Medical negligence at birth

Injuries: Cerebral palsy resulting from blunder at birth

Award: £895,000 (agreed damages)

Judge: Mr Justice Waterhouse

Plaintiff's solicitors: Kingsley Napley, London

Defendant's solicitors: Wiseman Lee

Douse v Smith – QBD 16 November 1995

Claimant: Michael Douse, 2Accident: Building site accident. Claimant walked near lorry and a half-ton metal box fell off and hit him.

Injuries: Fracture of left tibia and fibula; permanent disability; loss of earning capacity

Award: £100,000

Judge: Deputy Judge R Titheridge QC

Plaintiff's solicitors: Budd, Martin Burrett, Chelmsford

Defendant's solicitors: Cam-eron Markby Hewitt, London

Farrell v British Airways – QBD 8 November 1995

Claimant: Janet Farrell, 3Accident: Air hostess injured falling through open hatch on aircraft at Heathrow

Injuries: Main effect of fall is chronic coccydynia which makes prolonged sitting, standing or walking painful; plaintiff is unable to work for considerable period; claimed she lost opportunity of promotion.

Award: £150,000

Judge: Judge Anthony Thompson QC

Plaintiff's solicitors: Rowley Ashworth, London SW19

Defendant's solicitors: Davies Arnold Cooper, London EC4