Last weekend saw another fantastically run event at the annual Riding for the Disabled (“RDA”) national championships. This was attended by Laura Sylvester and Aideen McGarry who to give out prizes to the winners as well have the opportunity to meet Princess Anne.
On 8 July, the Telegraph reported that Edyta Mordel and her partner were suing the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust for the fact they had a child born with Down Syndrome. The claim against the Trust is on the basis that had they been told about the diagnosis, they would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy. Instead they gave birth to a healthy baby boy affected by Downs.
Last week saw Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Awareness Day, an annual event on 2 July to raise awareness of these relatively unknown conditions. In this blog, Suzanne Farg offers advice for parents regarding bringing a claim relating to Disorders of the Corpus Callosum and other congenital abnormalities.
Ms Brushett succeeded in bringing a personal injury claim after she stepped into the path of an oncoming cyclist, Mr Hazeldean, while looking at her phone. Mr Hazeldean was passing through a green light at the time. However, the trial judge found Mr Hazeldean equally responsible for the collision as he had failed to cycle with reasonable care and skill which meant he had to pay damages.