Month: May 2012

Eyebrow Wax Burn Compensation Claim Settlement for Girl

A teenage girl, who sustained a bad allergic reaction after a beauty salon treatment, has been awarded 1,000 pounds in settlement of her eyebrow wax burn claim for compensation.

The anonymous girl, who developed an allergic reaction to the eyebrow wax used in a treatment at the Crop Beauty Salon in October 2011, claimed in her action against the salon that it had failed to ensure that a safe product was used and as a result she sustained burns, swelling and redness to her eyebrows.

At the approval of her eyebrow wax burn compensation claim, the court heard how the girl returned home from the beauty salon with a headache and puffy eyes. She went directly to the Accident and Emergency Department of her local hospital where she was diagnosed with a severe allergic reaction.

The reaction lasted for three weeks, during which time the girl suffered severe pain which led to a loss of amenity. After seeking legal counsel, the teenager filed a claim for eyebrow wax burn injury compensation and, after reviewing the girl´s claim, the Crop Beauty Salon admitted liability.

A compensation settlement of 1,000 pounds was agreed uponcompensation for the girl´s eyebrow wax burn claim and, as the girl was under the age of eighteen, settlement of the claim was first approved by the court before the claim could be concluded.

Luas Accident Injury Compensation Approved in Court

A settlement of Luas accident injury compensation for an accident which left a Dublin man with traumatic brain injuries has been approved in court almost five years after the accident occurred.

Derek Cross (52) of Clondalkin, Dublin, was crossing the Naas dual carriageway in order to catch a taxi home in the early hours of 15 September 2007, after drinking at the Bluebell United Football Club until 1.30am after a golf outing with friends.

As he crossed the road to reach the Red Cow Hotel taxi stop, Derek was hit by a Luas tram travelling from Kylemore. The impact with the tram left him with multiple rib fractures and a traumatic brain injury which has resulted in Derek only being able to walk with the aid of crutches and unable to work.

Derek made a claim for Luas accident injury compensation against the operators of the Luas tram service, the Railway Procurement Agency and Veolia Transport – claiming that they had failed to take proper steps to provide appropriate signage and safe passage for pedestrians who were crossing the road lawfully.

Ms Justice Mary Irvine at the High Court heard that the defendants had denied the claims based on Derek´s significant contribution to his injuries due to his drunken state. However, an out-of-court settlement of 650,000 Euros had been negotiated which was before her for final approval.

Approving the settlement of Luas accident injury compensation, Ms Justice Mary Irvine said that it was an exceptionally good offer under the circumstances of the case, as if the claim for Luas accident injury compensation had gone to trial there was a risk of losing the case.

Negligent Brain Surgery Compensation for Former Medical Worker

A former paramedic, who was left badley disabled after doctors removed the wrong part of his brain, has accepted a seven figure settlement of compensation for negligent brain surgery from the NHS Trust responsible for the error.

John Tunney (63) from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, had the operation in April 2008 after an MRI scan had revealed abnormalities around his pituitary gland. However, instead of taking out the tumour, surgeons took away healthy tissue during the operation which lead to a hemorrhaging in John’s brain .

The mistake left John partly blind and needing 24 hour care. He subsequently learned that the operation had not even been necessary as doctors had not checked out the results of a blood test which would have revealed that John was suffering from prolactinoma – a benign and common pituitary tumour which can be treated with tablets.

After taking legal guidance, John – who was employed by the West Midlands Ambulance Service as a paramedic for 23 years – filed a claim for negligent brain surgery compensation against the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and, after an investigation, the NHS Trust admitted liability for the dual error.

John´s solicitors began negotiations with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust over how much compensation for negligent brain surgery he (John) should be awarded and, although details of the final settlement have not been released, a settlement in excess of one million pounds has been agreed.

Toy Store Compensation for Fall in Approved in Court

A girl of five, who will be left with a permanent scar after a fall in Hamleys, has had a settlement of toy store compensation for a fall approved at the Circuit Civil Court.

Brianna Healy (5) from Ballinteer, Dublin, was just two years of age when she fell and hit her head at the Hamleys Toy Store in Dundrum, Dublin, on 23rd February 2009. Due to her accident, Brianna will have a permanent scar on her face for the rest of her life.

At the Circuit Civil Court, Mr Justice Matthew Deery heard that the toy store had admitted liability for Brianna´s injury, but the family had not been satisfied with the original offer of compensation for a fall in toy shop and had taken legal advice.

An improved offer of 27,500 Euros was negotiated, which the family were happy with, and after hearing that the case was before him for the approval of damages, Mr Justice Matthew Deery approved the settlement and wished Brianna well for the future.

Holiday Sun Lounger Injury Compensation For Irish Tourist

An Irish tourist, who suffered head and neck injuries when a poolside lounger collapsed while she was on it, has been awarded 38,000 Euros in holiday sun lounger injury compensation by a court in Dublin.

The Dublin Circuit Civil Court was told that Mary Lee (74) was enjoying a week´s hp;iday with her husband at the Hotel Galeazzi in Brescia, Italy, when the sun lounger on which she was reclining collapsed, causing Mary to fall to the floor and bashed her head on the concrete poolside.

As she sat in an upright poisiton, Mary felt disorientated and dizzy, and was immediately taken to the local hospital in Brescia where she was diagnosed with severe soft tissue injuries to her head, neck and spine. Mary was given painkilling tablets at the hospital, but continued to suffer from the pain of her injury and was bedbound for the remainder of her holiday.

On her return from the vacation, Mary visited her local GP and was prescribed stronger painkillers. Unfortunately the pains persisted in Mary´s neck and shoulders and she was not able to pursue a normal life. After advice of a legal nature, Mary made a claim for holiday sun lounger injury against the travel agents through which she had booked her holiday.

The travel company did not accept liability for the injuries Mary had suffered and sought to have the owners of the hotel brought into proceedings as third party defendants. However, at the judge  ruled in Mary´s favour and awarded her 38,000 Euros in holiday sun lounger injury compensation.