Andrew Lewis QC has published paper in the Journal of Personal Injury LitigationPark Square Barristers
Andrew Lewis QC has had a paper entitled “Adding Insult to Injury” published in September’s issue of the Journal of Personal Injury Litigation (J.P.I.Law 2016, 3, 141-153).
The paper explores how causation and quantum should be determined where a pre-existing injury is worsened, or an additional injury is superimposed upon a pre- existing injury, by a defendant’s negligence following the recent Court of Appeal decision in Reaney v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust. Earlier High Court decisions of Edwards-Stuart J in Sklair v Haycock and Foskett J in Reaney caused concern amongst defendants that full “credit” need not be given for the consequences of a pre-existing injury. Although the Court of Appeal in Reaney reversed the lower court’s ruling in favour of the defendant and clarified Sklair, it does not provide the certainty for future assessments of damages that may have been hoped for.
Andrew Lewis QC has vast experience in all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence work, having specialised in this field since joining the Bar.