||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 367 (Feb)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Brian Langstaff QC (instructed by Kingsley Napley) for the claimant.
||Simon Brown QC (instructed by Hextall Erskine) for the defendant.
||23 February 2004
Damages and compensation - Personal injury - Assessment of damages - Future cost of care - Claimant detained in special hospital - Cost of future care likely to be incurred only if claimant discharged - Application indefinitely to postpone assessment of cost of care.
In the circumstances of the case, where the claimant, who had suffered a brain injury in a road traffic accident, was detained in a secure special hospital and was likely to remain so for the foreseeable future, having regard to the interests of finality, it was not appropriate indefinitely to adjourn the assessment of the costs of any future care necessitated by his injury which the claimant might require if he was discharged.
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary