A father whose family holiday-turned-nightmare left him paralysed for life has been awarded close to €1 million in damages. 

The phenomenal sum was awarded at the end of an 11-year long civil court case Christine Hannah Burns had filed on behalf of her husband John, a former carpenter from London. 

Burns ended up with a 100{066dbc63777e5ed549f406789d72fdeebd77a32711d57f7b38ff2b35c4ba2a42} disability as a result of a water sports accident during a family holiday in Malta back in 2007.


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