Damages – Assessment. A compromise made on liability and causation in a claim by the claimant against the defendant hospital in respect of the 'catastrophic' consequences of an operation carried out in the defendant's hospital with the intention of ameliorating his loud snoring. In order to decided the appropriate basis of the award of damages, the Queen's Bench Division held that on the evidence there was no change of significant chance of long term improvement in the claimant's condition.