The young victim of serious medical negligence errors has been awarded around £8 million at London's High Court after the grave mishandling of her birth left her with cerebral palsy.
The eight-year-old girl suffered oxygen starvation during delivery and hospital staff were considered culpable for her birth injuries having failed to carry out an emergency caesarean section on her mother.
The infant suffered serious brain damage and will require the use of a wheelchair for the rest of her life.
The family sued the NHS Litigation Authority for failures made by the Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust and it has agreed to pay the damages.
The medical negligence compensation is likely to consist of a lump sum followed by regular index linked payments payable for the remainder of the child's life.
The child's mother told newspaper reporters that although the compensation payout could never repair the damage done, it would ensure that her daughter will receive the care and attention she requires to help her get the most out of life.
Published on 2011-02-04 09:40:00
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