Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 167 (May)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 1376 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division
Judge:

Mr Justice William Davis

Representation William Featherby QC and Mr David Kenny (instructed by Linder Myers) for HS.
  Margaret Bowron QC (instructed by Hempsons Solicitors) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 15 May 2015

Catchwords

Negligence - Damages - Quantification - Liability admitted by defendant hospital in respect of negligent failure by paediatricians to recognise and to treat infection - Infection leading to development of meningitis in child - Various matters in issue for court to decide - Amount recoverable for future care - Amount recoverable for case management - Amount recoverable for additional cost of holidays caused by disability - Whether child entitled to recover cost of hydrotherapy pool.

The Case

Negligence Damages. Liability was admitted by the defendant hospital in respect of negligent failure by the paediatricians to recognise and to treat an infection which led to the development of meningitis. Various matters remained in issue for the court to decide. The Queen's Bench Division decided on: (i) the amount recoverable for future care; (ii) the amount recoverable for case management; (iii) the sum recoverable to cover the additional cost of holidays caused by HS's disability; and (iv) whether the cost of a hydrotherapy pool at HS's home was recoverable.

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