House of Fraser manager sues employer for 1MILLION after 'suffering crippling injuries picking up an earring'Safaa Pate, 31, has handed High Court writ to clothing brand CoastShe reached for earring and 'heard clicking noise and felt her back give way'Coast claim she should have used a stick to pick up the jewellery in 2009 By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 12:25 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 25 April 2013 Incident: Safaa Pate, 31, outside London's High Court, where she is suing Coast for 1m claiming she suffered crippling back injuries at work whilst picking up a dropped earring A FASHION shop manager who says she suffered crippling back injuries while bending down to pick up an earring at work is claiming more than 1million in damages. Safaa Pate, 31, is suing her employers saying she was left in ‘unbearable pain’ after trying to retrieve the earring, which had fallen under a display unit. She has had to undergo a spinal fusion operation for her ‘irreparable’ back injuries and now has no feeling in her left leg and foot.
Healing the sick can never be a 9-to-5 job | UPDATED: 00:07 GMT, 19 December 2012 Panic-stricken messages from a healthcare firm, pleading with doctors to volunteer for evening cover… a 13-year-old with acute shortness of breath, kept waiting seven hours to see a GP… The mother of a sick child, told that her nearest open surgery is 90 minutes’ drive away… only one advanced nurse practitioner on duty to assess the seriousness of out-of-hours calls from an area covering 3million patients… God help anyone in Britain today who has the misfortune to fall ill at a time that doesn’t suit the family doctor. Sworn duty: GPs have been the first to complain about poor service from their stand-ins