Men Jailed for Life for Shop Shooting of Thusha Kamaleswaran

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She went into cardiac arrest twice in the wake of the shooting and had to undergo emergency surgery both in the shop and at hospital to keep her alive.  She has only recently been discharged from hospital.

Readers of the blog will wrongly assume that she will win significant damages.  I am sorry but she won't.  She can only seek an award from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).  Sadly, the maximum award under the scheme is fixed at a paltry £500,000.

Thusha is paralysed.  She is just 6 and faces a lifetime of struggle.  Had she the right to bring a civil claim for damages, I would expect a court to award her more than £5million. You can read more on this story here.

Grant Evatt
Senior Solicitor - Personal Injury team

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