Giant cell arteritis is an inflammation of the lining of your arteries. Most often, it affects the arteries in your head, especially those surrounding your temples and the sides of your head and face. The condition only affects adults and most commonly, those between the ages of 70 and 80.
How does the Court resolve the situation where the claimant’s medical records do not match his or her version of events, or do not record events as they occurred? This is the difficulty the Court was faced with in two recent unrelated cases: Ismail -v- Joyce and Failes -v- Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.