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April 2005

  • An ex-inmate with sight, hearing and mobility problems, is claiming compensation for lack of adequate treatment, breach of human rights and disability discrimination suffered when the prison failed to refer him for treatment and provide him with a wheelchair. He is represented by Sean Humber. 7 July 2005
  • Work is underway to mount legal action against the Department of Health on behalf of two men who claim that they should have been given drugs after they were exposed to HIV to prevent the virus taking hold. 27 April 2005
  • An interim award of £750,000 has been given to a teenager who fractured his spine when he was knocked off his moped. 26 April 2005
  • A former boiler room worker from the North Middlesex Hospital has reached a settlement in his claim for damages following his diagnosis with mesothelioma, a fatal asbestos related cancer. 26 April 2005
  • The case of the brain-damaged baby, Charlotte Wyatt is to go to the Court of Appeal following the High Court’s decision to uphold the decision not to resuscitate her. Charlotte’s parents are represented by Richard Stein. 25 April 2005
  • A young girl with a rare form of TB that left her with chronic ear infections and ultimately deafness has received sizeable damages after her GP failed to advise her to have a BCG vaccination and to diagnose the problem. She and was represented by clinical negligence solicitor Henry Dyson. 20 April 2005
  • The rights of prisoners to have access to the same standard of healthcare as the rest of the community will be tested if a case against the Home Secretary is allowed to proceed at a court hearing today, the 13th April 2005. 13 April 2005

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