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Mother receives £800k in interim compensation

Mother receives £800k in interim compensation

Interim compensation of £800,000 has been awarded to the mother of a child who sustained a serious head injury during an accident in a public place.

Patricia Dance launched legal action after an incident in Central London in October 2006, whereby a window fell from the second floor of the Dover Castle Youth Hostel in Borough and landed on her son Alexander, the Bearsden Herald reports.

As a result of this incident, the five-year-old child suffered life-changing injuries and it is believed by medical professionals that he will require permanent care.

The accident occurred when Ms Dance was pushing her then four-year-old son down Great Dover Street and the five ft high window fell on top of him, leaving the child with a fractured skull and brain haemorrhage.

Eventually, it is thought Ms Dance will receive millions in damages but she has received £800,000 immediately to help with the cost of care for her son.

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Posted by Richard Saunders