The parents of a 33-year-old man, who was injured during his birth in 1977, have helped him to make a successful birth injury claim against those responsible for his delivery, securing £5.7 million towards his lifelong care.
The Oxford man was born at John Radcliffe Hospital, but suffered a severe brain injury when he was starved of oxygen during delivery. He now suffers from severe cerebral palsy.
An apology for the healthcare failings was issued by the South Central Strategic Health Authority who settled the claim for compensation against the John Radcliffe Hospital.
The compensation claim settlement will take the form of an initial lump sum to the family and will be followed by annual payments to ensure his continued care for the rest of his life.
Speaking of the birth injury claim his mother said, "A claim was not brought earlier because my husband and I were very involved in [our son's] everyday care and did not realise that such a claim was possible until we sought advice about suitable accommodation for [him]."
Published on 2010-12-24 09:54:00
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