Severely Brain-Damaged Boy Gets £6m Payout
A boy left severely brain-damaged after being starved of oxygen at birth has been granted a £6m NHS compensation package.
The child was delivered at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. His mother went in to normal healthy labour but a couple of hours later the baby’s heart rate had dropped significantly. Despite the situation being monitoured it asn’t until the later that evening that specalist help was called for. As a result, the baby had been starved of oxygen due to maternity negligence of the hospital and its staff.
As a result the child now suffers from severe cerebral palsy and learning difficulties.
The family instructed a specalist maternity negligence solictor to deal with the case on their behalf. THe NHS trust admitted liability for failing to deliver the baby sooner. The family were awarded a £6m NHS compensation package which means the family will be able to move into a new home and make adaptations that will ensure the child can have access to the best facilities, including a sensory room and a hydrotherapy pool.
Cases of maternity negligence are very complex and can often take many years to come to a conclusion. It is essential that families instruct a specalist law firm who have experience in cases of maternity negligence. Here at R James Hutcheon Solicitors we have over 20 years of litigation experience. We can be instructed on a no win no fee basis meaning there is no financial risk. We offer support, guidance and practical legal advice to help families through their most difficult times.
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