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21 November 2002

Public law

Person was not a patient pursuant to Section 94(2) Mental Health Act 1983

TAIT v WEDGWOOD & ANOR (2002)

Ch.D (Rimer J) 29/10/2002

In 1976, the claimant had suffered brain damage as a result of leaning out of a train window and hitting his head on a railway bridge. He was awarded damages of £77,000 plus interest against the British Railway Board and he, his father and his solicitor gave undertakings to the court that they would hold the damages on trust for the claimant. Prior to the accident, the claimant had been described as being a slow learner with a below normal IQ.

A recent medical report concluded that, although the claimant still suffered from the disabilities he had before the accident, he had very good verbal comprehension and when facts were explained carefully and slowly he could grasp a situation, make decisions and manage his affairs. He was now married with a child and intended to emigrate to Ind...

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