she suffered a car accident in her 1997 Ford Explorer that resulted in her being renderedquadriplegic as a result of her catastrophic injuries. Cynthis Castillo's personal injury solicitor successfully made the argument that, as her FordExplorer was travelling down the freeway the left-rear tire suddenly detreaded, leaving her unableto control the car and veering off the road before rolling three times down an embankment. Hercompensation lawyer successfully argued that design flaws in the vehicle caused this, leavingFord responsible for any damages. The personal injury lawyers also provided evidence that Ford's management had refused to payfor safety improvements, despite engineers at the company having found a way to improve thevehicle's stability, leaving it more liable to be involved in a serious accident. Ford counter-argued that the worn out tire that the claimant had placed on the vehicle was toblame for the accident and that there were no design flaws in the Ford Explorer, however a juryunanimously awarded the verdict in favour of Ms Castillo, awarding her $23.4million in damagesthat included payment for both loss in quality of life and the medical bills that she had and will face. Ford currently harbours plans to appeal the decision. 7. Woman Granted Compensation for Abuse Suffered Under the Care of the Church The Church of England has made a compensation payout to a woman who claimed to havesuffered years of abuse at a children's home run by the church. Teresa Cooper made the claimafter she argued that the abuse she suffered led to her three children being born with birth defects.In the process of making the compensation claim she also found 18 other previous occupants ofthe home, all of whom had children that had been born with birth difficulties. Mrs Cooper contended that her abuse consisted of being sedated with tranquilizers and anti-depressants more than 1,200 times, as well as being sexually assaulted and violently restrained ifshe tried to fight off her attackers. She has three children, all of whom have been born with adefect of some form, and she contended that this treatment led to these disabilities. After an 18 year campaign for justice, Mrs Cooper has finally been granted her compensation, andnow wishes for the Government to launch an inquiry into the care home, stating that "I want tomake sure the Church of England understands and publicly acknowledges what happened to meand dozens of other girls at Kendal House and I would like to see a genuine Christian will to helpothers who suffered like me." 6. Man Dies as a Result of Father's Exposure to Asbestos A man has died of the asbestos related cancer Mesothelioma after being exposed to the deadlysubstance due to his father working with it when he was a child. Keith Baker, aged 57 of Chipperfield, died on June 3rd after developing a cough in 2009 andsuffering shortness of breath which was eventually diagnosed as Mesothelioma in September oflast year. Depsite undergoing chemotherapy, his condition deteriorated and he passed early lastmonth.