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JANUARY 1, 1944. Mrs. Norman M. Campbell, 17 East Espanola Street, City, to Charles F. Stough, M. D., Dr.

For professional services: $100.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.,

December 1, 1945. Mrs. Effie Campbell, 17 East Espanola, Colorado Springs, Colo., to Colorado Springs Visiting Nurse Association, Dr.

To services rendered: 20 visits, at $1 per visit, from October 30 to November 24, 1943, inclusive, $20.

Paid by check, December 1, 1943.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., November 1943. The Johnson-English Drug Co., in account with Mrs. Norman Campbell, 17 East Espanola, City:

Charges Nov. 2 Alcohol, 50 cents; R: 72440, 39 cents; tāx, 2 cents.-

$0. 91 Nov. 22 4 roses.

2. 48 Nov. 24 Sherry wine.

1. 80

5. 19 Paid Dec. 1, 1944.

COLORADO SPRings, Colo., October 1944. The Johnson-English Drug Co., in account with Mrs. Norman Campbell, 17 East Espanola, City: 1 100 cups.

$2. 97 Tax.. Total

3. 03 Paid November 1, 1944.

Mrs. N. M. Campbell, 17 East Espanola, in account with the Regal Drug Co.: Oct. 27 Bed pan.

Oct.

. 06

$2. 98 Tax. Total.-

3. 04 Paid November 6, 1943.

·06 $220.00

Mrs. N. M. Campbell, 17 East Espanola, in account with the Regal Drug Co.: Nov. 11: 1 pound epsom salt..

$0.31 2 dozen empirin compound. Asthamador.

.82 Wine.de

1. 44 Nov. 24: Wine...

2. 32 Tax.--

. 35

. 03

Total...

5. 27

SEPTEMBER 1, 1944. This is to certify that I received $16 in December from Mrs. Effie S. Campbell for helping her to walk after the injury to her knee and ankle last October.

JAMES S. LAHAYE.

[Bank check] No. 471.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 1, 1944. The First National Bank of Colorado Springs: Pay to the order of BirdsallStockdale, Four Seventy-one and 86/100 dollars ($471.86).

EFFIE S. CAMPBELL.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.,

October 30, 1944. Mrs. Norman Campbell, 17 East Espanola, in account with the Ambulance Service Co.:

October 27: Ambulance service from Glockner Hospital to residence, $5.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.,

April 18, 1944. Visiting Nurse Association of Colorado Springs, for professional services: Six visits at $1 per, made on March 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 14, 1944, $6.

Paid by check, April 19, 1944.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.,

September 1, 1944. Visiting Nurse Association of Colorado Springs, for professional services to Mrs. Norman Campbell. Total of 42 visits at $1 per visit, $42.

Bedside nursing services on October 10; November 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 26; December 30, 31, 1943; January 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 17, 20, 22, 24, 26, 29; February 1, 4; March 2, 14, 6, 8, 10, 14, 1944.

COLORADO SPRINGS, August 31, 1944. Mrs. Effie Campbell, to Glockner Sanatorium and Hospital, debtor. Board and room from October 17 to October 27, $92.42.

September 1, 1944.

To Whom It May Concern:

I paid out for nursing while I was ill:
Pearl S. Pettigrew..
Edna Dull..
Mary Oldham..

90.00 15. 00

Total...

325.00 None of these women are in the city and I cannot locate them.

EFFIE S. CAMPBELL O

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FEBRUARY 27, 1945.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House and

ordered to be printed

Mr. JENNINGS, from the Committee on Claims, submitted the

following

REPORT

[To accompany H. R. 1567)

The Committee on Claims, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 1567) for the relief of Katherine Smith, having considered the same, report favorably thereon with amendments and recommend that the bisl as amended do pass.

The amendments are as follows:

In line 6 strike out the figures "$4,722" and insert in lieu thereof the figures "$4,772".

In line 7 strike out the words "satisfaction of her claim for damages" and insert in lieu thereof the words "settlement of all claims”.

In lines 7 and 8 strike out the words “Government of the”. The purpose of the proposed legislation is to appropriate the sum of $4,772 to Katherine Smith, of Pleasant Street, Marion, Mass., in full settlement of all claims against the United States for personal injuries sustained as the result of a collision between the car in which she was riding and a United States Army truck on Route No. 28, in the town of Wareham, Mass., on April 20, 1942.

STATEMENT OF FACTS

It appears that on April 20, 1942, at about 1:40 p. m., an Army 2%-ton truck, operated by an enlisted man on official business, was proceeding east on United States Highway No. 28, in Wareham, Mass., at an estimated speed of from 20 to 25 miles per hour, approaching the intersection of Highway No. 28 with Highway No. 6. The weather was misty and the pavement near the intersection was wet and oily.

At the same time a 1940 Plymouth sedan, owned and operated by Miss Katherine Smith, of Marion, Mass., was stopped, facing east on Highway No. 28, behind a civilian truck waiting at the intersection

H. Repts., 79-1, vol. 1—91

of Highway No. 28 and Highway No. 6 for an electric traffic light to change from red to green. As the Army truck neared the two stopped civilian vehicles he applied his brakes, but the Army truck skidded on the slippery pavement and he was unable to avoid crashing into the rear of the Smith automobile, forcing it forward and into the civilian truck ahead. As a result of the accident the Smith vehicle was extensively damaged and Miss Katherine Smith sustained a severe injury to her left leg.

Miss Smith was taken from the scene of the accident to the Tobey Hospital, where her leg was X-rayed. She was treated by Dr. Raymond H. Baxter, of Marion, Mass. On April 29, 1942, Dr. Baxter made the following statement:

This is to certify that Katherine L. Smith is under my care, following an accident involving an Army truck. This occurred on April 20, 1942. She has a severe lower leg injury with deep hemorrhage in the calf muscles and the posterior ligaments of the left knee. The total disability will be 4 to 5 weeks. There are no other injuries.

Miss Smith was also treated by several other doctors. Dr. Thomas B. Horan, of New Bedford, Mass., made the following statement on May 20, 1943, concerning her condition:

That this patient received a very severe injury to her left leg. She was first seen by me on May 20, 1942, at this time she had a complete foot drop due to an injury to the common perineal nerve with marked hemorrhage under the skin. She has been under the care of numerous physicians, including myself, and has had one operation performed upon this leg. At that time an abscess of the soft tissue was encountered. Now the patient has no motion below the knee of this leg. She walks with a very marked limp and this condition is perm. anent, in my opinion.

At the time of the accident Miss Smith was 32 years of age and was unmarried. She contributed the sum of $15 per week toward the support of her father, Frederick Smith, but had no other dependents. The records indicate she incurred expenses in the amount of $772.

In the report of the War Department, dated September 5, 1944, they state:

The evidence clearly establishes that the accident and resulting personal injuries sustained by Katherine Smith were not caused by any fault or negligence on her part, but were caused solely by the negligence of the Army driver in failing to keep his vehicle under proper control as he approached a red traffic light so that he could stop without skidding into other vehicles lawfully stopped in obedience to the traffic signal. It is, therefore, the view of the War Department that Miss Smith should be reasonably compensated for the personal injuries sustained by her. Considering the heavy medical and hospital expenses which she has incurred, and as she appears to have sustained a serious permanent disability, the amount of the proposed award, $4,772, is believed to be fair and reasonable. The War Department, therefore, has no objection to the enactment of the bill.

Your committee is of the opinion that Miss Smith should be compensated for the injuries sustained by her. An award of $4,772 seems fair and reasonable in view of her permanent disability. Therefore, your committee recommends favorable consideration to the proposed legislation as amended.

Appended hereto is the report of the War Department, together with other pertinent information.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., September 5, 1944. Hon. Dan R. McGEHEE,

Chairman, Committee on Claims, House of Representatives. Dear Mr. McGEHEE: The War Department has no objection to the enactment of H. R. 3890, Seventy-eighth Congress, a bill for the relief of Katherine Smith. This bill would authorize and direct the Secretary of the Treasury to pay to Katherine Smith, of Pleasant Street, Marion, Mass., the sum of $4,772, in full satisfaction of her claim for damages against the Government of the United States on account of personal injuries of a permanent nature suffered by her on April 20, 1942, when the automobile in which she was riding was struck by Government vehicle No. W-427233, belonging to the War Department and operated by a private of said Department on Route No. 28 in the town of Wareham, Mass.

There is no conflict in the evidence concerning the circumstances surrounding this accident. On April 20, 1942, at about 1:40 p. m., an Army 27-ton truck, operated by an enlisted man on official business, was proceeding east on United States Highway No. 28 in Wareham, Mass., at an estimated speed of from 20 to 25 miles per hour, approaching the intersection of Highway No. 28 with Highway No. 6. The weather was misty, and the pavement near the intersection was wet and oily. At the same time & 1940 Plymouth sedan, owned and operated by Miss Katherine Smith, of Pleasant Street, Marion, Mass., in which her mother, Mrs. Fred Smith, was riding as a passenger, was stopped, facing east on Highway No. 28, behind a civilian truck waiting at the intersection of Highway No. 28 and Highway No. 6 for an electric traffic light to change from red to green. As the Army truck neared the two stopped civilian vehicles he applied his brakes, but the Army truck skidded on the slippery pavement and he was unable to avoid crashing into the rear of the Smith automobile, forcing it forward and into the civilian truck ahead. As a result of the accident the Smith vehicle was extensively damaged and Miss Katherine Smith sustained a severe injury to her left leg.

Miss Smith was taken from the scene of the accident to the Tobey Hospital, where her leg was X-rayed. She was treated by Dr. Raymond H. Baxter, of Marion, Mass., who on April 29, 1942, made the following statement:

“This is to certify that Katherine L. Smith is under my care, following an accident involving an Army truck. This occurred on April 20, 1942.

"She has a severe lower leg injury with deep hemorrhage in the calf muscles and the posterior ligaments of the left knee. The total disability will be 4 to 5 weeks.

"There are no other injuries."

Miss Smith was also treated by Dr. H. G. Lee and Dr. James B. Ayer, of Boston, Mass., and Dr. Thomas B. Horan, of New Bedford, Mass. On May 20, 1943, Dr. Horan made the following statement concerning her condition:

“That this patient (Katherine Smith) received a very severe injury to her left leg. She was first seen by me on May 20, 1942; at this time she had a complete foot drop due to an injury to the common peroneal nerve with marked hemorrhage under the skin. She has been under the care of numerous physicians, including myself, and has had one operation performed upon this leg. At that time an abscess of the soft tissue was encountered.

“Now the patient has no motion below the knee of this leg. She walks with a very marked limp and this condition is permanent in my opinion.”

On April 13, 1944, Miss Smith was examined by a board of officers of the Medical Corps at the General Dispensary, United States Army, Boston, Mass., which made the following report:

"History of auto accident April 20, 1942, at which time left leg was pinned between emergency brake and side of car: Patient able to continue to walk shortly after accident. Patient states no fracture was present to her knowledge. She was not put up in plaster or any other retention apparatus. Patient states she was bedridden for 6 weeks and on crutches for 2 months after. From patient's history she walked in equinus position. Was treated with massage but no retention apparatus or plaster cast. At time of examination patient complains of pain and swelling which is aggravated by inclement weather. One year later patient was operated on for evacuation of abscess in lateral side of left leg. Physcial examination reveals operative scar 10 inches in length, with a concavity of muscle structures and a compensatory bulge lower third left leg of external lateral surface. Slight degree of atrophy left foot and left lower leg, the latter being not more than one-eighth inch smaller in circumference of all measurements taken. Sensation was distrubed on medial lateral surface of foot and also lower

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