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Christopher Johnston QC and Richard Partridge represent claimant awarded £4.8 million in damages in High Court professional negligence case

1st October 2014

Christopher Johnston QC and Richard Partridge have represented a claimant who has been awarded £4.8 million in damages in a High Court professional negligence case.

This case concerned Lucas Tuppeny, a 10 year old boy, who had to have a kidney transplant due to negligent treatment at a private hospital. Lucas, who now lives in the US with his mother, was born with a bowel defect and has undergone a total of 28 procedures since 2004.

The Defendant’s legal representatives sought to argue that ‘Obamacare’ in the US meant there should be nil recovery for future medical expenses. However, expert evidence convinced them that they would have to compromise without making any deduction for this argument.

Christopher Johnston QC was quoted on Yahoo News. Please also click here to read further coverage of the case by ITV. Christopher and Richard were instructed by Alison Eddy of Irwin Mitchell.

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