Teenager awarded “substantial” injury compensation

A teenager who suffered a brain injury at birth has been awarded a "substantial" sum in injury compensation.

Marcus Glassenbury, 18, suffered two brain haemorrhages shortly after he was born in March 1992, the Evening Post reports.

He cannot walk unaided, has limited communication abilities and needs round-the-clock care.

Through his grandmother, Mr Glassenbury issued a compensation claim against Dr Fiona Short, alleging negligence as she failed to refer him to hospital more quickly.

After approving the injury compensation settlement, Mr Justice Foskett told Mr Glassenbury’s relatives: "It has not been easy, but I hope this makes things easier for you."

"This is a significant sum which should make a difference to his life," the newspaper reported Mr Justice Foskett as saying.

Last month, the Richmond and Twickenham Times reported that the family of 11-year-old Hannah Collard-Gray were seeking injury compensation of over GBP 300,000.

Hannah suffered brain damage at birth and her family claim that this was caused by the negligence of Kingston Hospital NHS Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust.

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Teenager awarded “substantial” injury compensation

A teenager who was hit by a taxi when she was a child has finally been awarded injury compensation.

Jennifer Blyth, from Kirkcaldy in Fife, was eight when she was hit by the vehicle in August 2000.

She suffered a fractured skull and brain damage that could affect her for the rest of her life, the Courier reports.

Ms Blyth, now 18, has been awarded GBP 1.5 million in injury compensation thanks to the help of an accident lawyer.

She told the newspaper that many things in her life have been affected because of the accident: "My school work hasn’t been the best that I hoped it would be and … I can’t go out without someone being with me. It’s been really hard."

A man from Kent is also currently seeking car accident compensation following a crash on the M4.

Gary McCann’s view of the road was obstructed by smoke from another car, which resulted in him losing control of his car and sustaining a spinal injury.

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Teenager awarded ‘substantial’ injury compensation

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