07 September 2011
Woman seeking compensation from grandmother after car crash
Personal injury compensation of more than £300,000 is being sought by a young woman from her own grandmother after suffering brain damage during a road traffic accident.
According to online resource This is South Wales, Sophie Collins is pursuing this sum following an incident on the B4009 road in Oxfordshire in April 2003 that left her with a back injury that required treatment at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
However, during her stay at the institution, she contracted septicaemia and also suffered a heart attack and, during a surgical procedure, was starved of oxygen leading to her becoming brain damaged.
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted liability for this, but the 20-year-old - who cannot handle her own affairs - is also seeking damages from grandmother Prudence Collins, who was driving the car at the time of the accident.
Ms Collins now attends Swansea Metropolitan University and it is thought likely she will obtain a degree in psychology and counselling, but the news source noted her future remains uncertain.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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