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Court approves settlement of over £22 million in birth injury claim

Jonathan Hand QC, instructed by CL Medilaw, represented the Claimant who suffered severe brain damage at the time of her birth. In this case, liability had already been settled on the basis that the Claimant would receive 90% of the full value of the claim, leaving the amount of compensation to be decided by the Court. Following further consideration of the claim, the High Court approved a settlement with a capital value of over £22 million (equivalent to over £24.5 million on a full liability basis). The settlement was structured so as to allow the Claimant to receive periodical payments for care and case management for her lifetime. In addition, annual payments of £265,000 were ordered up to age 25,…

News 7 Jan, 2022

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust

Jonathan Hand QC appears in Miller v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust 

Jonathan Hand QC successfully represented the Claimant in this clinical negligence claim, in which judgment was given on 9 November 2021. The following is a summary of the judge’s decision in the case.  The claim was brought on behalf of Mrs Miller’s estate together with a claim by her husband and her half-brother, as dependents under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 after Mrs Miller was involved in a serious road traffic accident in 2016. The background In the accident, Mrs Miller suffered multiple orthopaedic injuries, including multiple fractures. Following arrival at the hospital by air ambulance, Mrs Miller underwent surgery for the fractures and was admitted to the ICU. Several weeks later, by which time Mrs Miller’s condition appeared to…

Clinical Negligence, News 22 Dec, 2021

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