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September 09, 2002
'Traumatised' witness of fit awarded £6,000
By A Scotland Correspondent
AN EPILEPSY sufferer will have to pay compensation to a student who claimed that she was upset by his contorted face during a seizure.
Sheriff Michael Fletcher, at Perth, ruled that Edwin Young, from Balbeggie, must pay £6,000 to Yvonne Rennie for the consequences of a car crash in 1998. She was mildly injured when he had an epileptic fit at the wheel and twice hit her vehicle. She said she suffered post traumatic stress from seeing his seizure.
A spokesman for Epilepsy Association Scotland said that it was extraordinary. “It’s almost like something you would expect to see on the Ally McBeal show.”
Despite ruling in her favour, Mr Fletcher suggested Mrs Rennie may have exaggerated.
The worlds going mad!!