Medical Negligence Lawyers representing a seven-year-old boy who was stricken by catastrophic brain damage after a hospital birth, have achieved an £8 million settlement of his case – and a public NHS apology for the negligence in his post-natal care.
The youngster, who cannot walk or speak, was left with profound lifelong cerebral palsy after medics mishandled desperate attempts to resuscitate him following his delivery in 2006. Nottingham Hospitals NHS Trust acknowledged that mistakes had been made and said that steps had been taken to avoid their recurrence.
The boy was able to smile and respond to his large family but he would need a team of carers to look after him constantly and suffered from severe learning difficulties. The judge said the settlement was ‘just and appropriate’ and, “He is really lucky to have a family like this. I wish them all well.”
The compensation agreed by the Trust, which admitted full liability for the boy’s injuries, took the form of a £3.25 million lump sum, plus annual, index-linked and tax-free payments to cover the costs of his care for life. Those payments would start at £146,500, rising to £230,000 when the boy reaches the age of 19. The total compensation was valued at more than £8 million.
Claims against the NHS due to medical negligence are on the rise and as a firm of local solicitors in Ipswich, we’ve seen it ourselves with increased enquiries from patients who have suffered injury from mis diagnosis of their condition, delays in treatment, surgical errors or the prescription of the wrong type of medication . If you have suffered from medical negligence you can contact our team of specialist medical negligence lawyers on 01473 211121 who will be able to offer you a free initial consultation. Depending on the circumstances we may be able to act for you on a No Win No Fee basis.