James Todd QC secures term of imprisonment for fraudulent clinical negligence claimant in the NHS's ongoing battle against false and exaggerated claims

On Friday 2nd July in the Royal Courts of Justice, Darren Dommett, 49, from Grimsby, was sentenced to 29 weeks imprisonment for contempt of court by HHJ Lickley QC. The contempt arose out of a grossly exaggerated claim for the effects of delay in treatment of cauda equina syndrome. Dommett had claimed more than £1.5M in damages in a claim against Northern Lincolnshire & Goole NHS Trust before his fraud was uncovered by surveillance evidence. James was assisted by Ruth Day of Capsticks solicitors. The case received widespread press coverage:

Man faces jail for £1.5m NHS compensation claim scam | The Independent

The Times and The Sunday Times e-paper

Father, 49, is facing jail for £1.5m compensation scam | Daily Mail Online