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Claimant recovers damages from MIB 24 years after accident—settlement approved, but amount to remain confidential (Johnson v Secretary of State for Transport and MIB)

Claimant recovers damages from MIB 24 years after accident—settlement approved, but amount to remain confidential (Johnson v Secretary of State for Transport and MIB)
Published on: 14 May 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Claimant recovers damages from MIB 24 years after accident—settlement approved, but amount to remain confidential (Johnson v Secretary of State for Transport and MIB)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

PI & Clinical Negligence analysis: It took two claims and 24 years, but in March 2021 the claimant, Katie Johnson, finally concluded a claim commenced in 2000 following a catastrophic accident in 1997 when she was aged seven. The court approved a final settlement that confirmed acceptance of a need for CPR 21 intervention even where capacity (or lack thereof) was disputed. Further, the court allowed the damages amount to remain confidential and part of a Tomlin order. Written by Emily Formby QC, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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