24 November 2010
Father to pursue £2.5m in damages after son sustains brain damage
The father of a man who suffered head and brain injuries during an accident in a public place when he was a child is seeking a compensation settlement of £2.5 million.
Christopher Brown's son Thomas, who is now 18 years old, sustained "catastrophic" brain damage eight years ago when his eye was pierced by a paintbrush at his place of education, Ladywell School in Motherwell, according to the BBC.
As a result of this incident, the Edinburgh Court of Session has decided that North Lanarkshire Council - owners of the school which opened in 1994 - is liable for Mr Brown's injuries, which included the loss of sight in his left eye.
In addition, Mr Brown has several "permanent disabilities", meaning he is unlikely to be able to live independently in the future.
Judge Lady Dorrian commented: "A reasonable person in the position of the teachers would have taken steps to prevent that foreseeable risk of harm to Thomas."
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett
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