Woman wins damages after attack by cows.A BUSINESSWOMAN who sued a farmer after being attacked by his cows has won her six-year legal battle for damages.
Shirley McKaskie, 54, was left brain-damaged and confined to a wheelchair after being tossed around by the cows.
She was walking with her Jack Russell terrier Jack Russell terrier, breed of dog developed in the 19th cent. by an English clergyman, the Reverend John (Parson Jack) Russell, 1795–1883, for hunting. puppy across fields to the pub in the village of Greystoke, near Penrith, Cumbria Coordinates:
Penrith is a market town in the county of Cumbria (historically Cumberland), England. It is sited in the Eden Valley just north of the River Eamont, and lies less than 5km outside the boundaries of the Lake District National Park. , when she was injured.
Ms McKaskie, who had moved to the village nine months earlier, used a public footpath to cut across a field where there were cows belonging to John Cameron John Cameron may refer to:
The cows had calves with them and may have reacted to the dog being in the field, Preston County Court was told during a hearing last year. Ms McKaskie was tossed around by the herd of 40 Simmental-cross beef cows, which included 21 calves. She suffered serious head injuries and remembers little of the incident, on May 10, 2003.
Ms McKaskie will receive an interim payment of pounds 250,000, plus pounds 100,000 costs, pending an appeal by the farmer.
She had made a pounds 1m claim for damages but the final sum will be decided following any appeal and based on expert evidence about her injuries.