Multi million pound pay out from NHS following complications at birth
It has been reported that The High Court has approved compensation, at a sum yet to be decided, from the NHS to a woman who was left with severe brain damage due to negligence by hospital staff during her birth.
The claimant, now aged 25, was deprived of oxygen during her birth at a Bristol hospital, and left with a brain injury. She suffers from cerebral palsy and has a number of significant disabilities affecting her speech and learning capacity. While she is currently able to walk, it is predicted that she will become wheelchair-dependent in the future.
South West Strategic Health Authority, which runs the hospital, denied liability. However, on 25 April 2016 the health authority’s offer to pay 25% of the full value of the claim was accepted on the claimant’s behalf.
The amount of money she will receive has yet to be finally calculated, but the claimant’s lawyers confirmed that it was a ‘multi-million pound claim’.
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