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Man Gets Compensation for Psittacosis

by Medindia Content Team on  January 12, 2007 at 11:59 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Man Gets Compensation for Psittacosis
A man whose health and normal life was affected by a parrot was rendered an amount of £ 700,000 as compensation.
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Glyn Atherton of Derbyshire who used to work for a pet shop had fallen sick and was admitted to the hospital. His initial symptoms were very much like ordinary fever. But subsequent diagnosis revealed that he was suffering from psittacosis.

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While at work, though he did not have direct contact with the sick African Grey but he is said to have passed by it many a times. The sick bird had later died of infection.

This illness has totally bound him to a wheel chair now. Initially he found it extremely difficult to walk for even 20 yards. Later this disease has incapacitated him to a larger extent when he could neither drive nor walk. His normal life has come to a standstill.

His compensation has been settled out of court by the shop that he worked for who acknowledged the damages caused to him by the parrot.



Source: Medindia
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