Robshaw (A Child) v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Damages – Personal injury. The defendant admitted liability for negligence for the claimant's significant brain damage and disabilities sustained during his birth, but the parties disputed the damages to be awarded. The Queen's Bench Division held that the claimant was likely to live to be 63 years. It assessed his earnings but for his disability and determined he would have retired at age 70. The court held that the additional cost of demolishing the existing residence and building a new property was to be borne by the defendant. Further consideration was given to the future management by a deputy and multi-disciplinary team meetings.

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