||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 391 (May)
|| EWHC 1178 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
Lloyd Jones J
||Elizabeth Gumbel QC and Henry Witcomb (instructed by Wolferstans) for the claimant.
||Stephen Miller QC (instructed by Bevan Brittan) for the defendant.
||26 May 2006
Damages - Personal injury - Cost of future care - Assessment of cost.
In the circumstances of the instant case, the claimant who, because of the defendant's clinical negligence, suffered from dystonia, major difficulties with bulbar function and epiglottic malacia which caused speech difficulties and rendered him unable to swallow, double incontinence and epilepsy and had been rendered incapable of carrying out independently any of the activities of daily living, was wheelchair bound, and would require 24 hour care and attention for the rest of his life would be awarded damages in respect of future care of 3,995,818.
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