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Peters v Nottingham Health Authority & Anor




[2008] EWHC 778 (QB)

2008-05-23

Damages; assessment; cost of care.  The case assessed the damages payable to a claimant with congenital rubella syndrome following an admission of liability by an NHS Trust and a GP.  Held that as a matter of law the council had no power to take account of any capital sum held by the Court of Protection, any income generated by that capital or any payments of that capital on behalf of the claimant.  However, the future provision to the claimant and the council's legal responsibility for providing it were uncertain.  Cost of future care awarded on a full life basis.