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Cup Final appearance puts health insurance payout in jeopardy

Article by Simon Christopher
Posted: 9/4/2010 - Last updated: -
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A soldier says he may lose part of a £25,000 medical insurance payout after walking on to the pitch at Wembley.

Private Dave Tatlock claimed on a specialist armed forces policy after being paralysed by shrapnel in Afghanistan. He defied doctors' expectations by being able to walk again with the aid of a stick, but remains afflicted and has lost the full use of his left foot.

Tatlock made his appearance as a guest of honour in February during the Manchester United-Aston Villa Carling Cup final and carried the trophy on to the pitch. He now says he has been informed the claim is under review as a result of being seen on television by a representative of the insurers.

Insurers Abacus Cover say the claim is made up of several parts, all but one of which have been completed and paid. The remaining part is dependant upon medical information. Abacus says it did contact Tatlock's rehabilitation social worker as a result of the Wembley appearance but that this contact was for clarification and does not affect the standing of the claim. It adds that the outstanding part of the claim remains under review awaiting medical advice.



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