Melbourne taxi driver awarded $1.5m in damages after he suffered brain damage ...

Melbourne taxi driver awarded $1.5m in damages after he suffered brain damage ...
Melbourne taxi driver awarded $1.5m in damages after he suffered brain damage ...
Taxi driver who suffered permanent brain damage after driving with a carbon monoxide leak wins huge payout and was never told another cabbie DIED in the car the night before Muhammad Salman Shahid was found unconscious in a taxi in September 2013 Only 24 hours earlier, Sandeep Brar was found dead in the vehicle while working Mr Shahid suffered a prolonged brain injury, a heart attack and hypoxia In Melbourne Supreme Court on Thursday he was awarded $1.5m in damages

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A taxi driver has been awarded more than $1.5 million after he suffered brain damage from a carbon monoxide leak in his car.

While working as an independent contractor for Capital City Taxis on the night of September 3, 2013, Muhammad Salman Shahid was found unconscious at the taxi rank of Crown Casino in Melbourne.

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He had suffered a heart attack, hypoxia, and a resulting brain injury.

Mr Shahid was never informed that another taxi driver, Sandeep Brar, was found dead in the vehicle he was driving less than 24 hours before.

Muhammad Salman Shahid (pictured) has been awarded over $1.5 million in damages after he suffered brain damage from a carbon monoxide leak while working as a taxi driver

Muhammad Salman Shahid (pictured) has been awarded over $1.5 million in damages after he suffered brain damage from a carbon monoxide leak while working as a taxi driver

In the Supreme Court of Victoria on Thursday, Justice Stephen O'Meara held Alpha Trading Engineering, which operates as Capital City Taxis, liable for the injuries suffered by Mr Shahid.

Mr Shahid was awarded $450,000 in damages and about $1.1 million for the loss of potential future earnings. 

Justice O'Meara said that the extent and

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