Personal Injury

Asbestosis Victim Aged 81 Wins Right to Compensation

Retired Carpenter Asbestosis Victim Aged 81 Wins Right to Compensation

Asbestosis is a terrible disease that blights thousands of lives and is, perhaps, made all the worse by the fact that it can take decades to develop. In a High Court case on point, an 81-year-old retired carpenter won the right to compensation more than 40 years after he was exposed to asbestos dust at work. The pensioner said that …

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Helicopter Crash Ruling Highlights Risk of Suing the Wrong Company

Helicopter Crash Ruling Highlights Risk of Suing the Wrong Company

Companies within the same group frequently have almost identical names, but that does not detract from their independent legal personalities. As a High Court case concerning an offshore helicopter crash showed, that fundamental principle constitutes a trap into which the unwary persistently fall. The helicopter’s passengers and crew lost their lives after it fell into the sea whilst on its …

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Frontal Lobe Injury Victim Receives Seven-Figure Compensation

Frontal Lobe Injury Victim Receives Seven-Figure Compensation

Not all disabilities are obvious to the casual observer but their impact on day-to-day lives can nevertheless be devastating. In a case on point, a woman who suffered damage to the frontal lobe of her brain in a road traffic accident received seven-figure compensation. The woman suffered a closed head injury when a speeding driver collided with her vehicle. After …

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Woman Wins NHS Damages to Cover Costs of Foreign Commercial Surrogacy

Woman Wins NHS Damages to Cover Costs of Foreign Commercial Surrogacy

A woman whose hopes of bearing children were stymied by medical staff’s failure to detect early signs of cervical cancer has won the right to substantial damages – including the reasonable cost of funding commercial surrogacy arrangements in California. The Supreme Court’s ruling on the case recognised a fundamental shift in the law’s idea of what constitutes a family and …

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