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8 April 2016 Ototoxicity in deafness claims

The clinical negligence case of X v BARTS HEALTH NHS TRUST (2015), is a timely reminder to noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) handlers on the potentially ototoxic effect of the use of some drugs prescribed to address medical issues.

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18 March 2015 Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) - disease or injury?

Deafness claims have historically been seen as the typical industrial disease but Patterson v MOD held that a non-freezing cold injury, taking place over a period of time, was not to be classed as a disease.

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12 November 2012 The limitation pendulum

The limitation pendulum swings regularly between claimant and defendant but the decision in Johnson v MOD is an indication that the swing is presently towards the defendant.

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8 November 2012 Age-associated hearing loss a thing of the past

How much of a claimants hearing loss is noise induced and how much due to the natural ageing process, particularly where, as here, the claimant is aged 73 and a significant age-associated loss is to be expected? The judgment in Cunningham calls into question the point of bothering to try to do so at all.

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4 July 2012 The last post?

A 26yr old ex-soldier recently received £300,000 damages having sustained severe hearing loss and tinnitus due to prolonged exposure to noise from drum and bugle practice between 2004 and 2008.

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19 June 2012 Diesel exposure cancer risk alarmist

The World Health Organisation (WHO) last week upgraded its classification of exposure to diesel fumes from ‘probably carcinogenic’ to ‘officially carcinogenic’.

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15 June 2012 The sounds of time

The claimant in the case of Jones v Saunders Valve Ltd was exposed to noise over 15 years, between 1973-88 and although liability was not admitted the defendant had no evidence of the noise levels as a result of the passage of time.

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1 June 2012 Former employee can appeal compensation claim for work-related hearing loss

Practitioners are reminded following the limitation decision in the case of Joseph Johnson that the test as to whether a claim is statute barred as a result of a claimants early date of knowledge is two-fold.

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