An eight-year-old twin who suffered cerebral palsy at birth has won a birth injury compensation settlement to fund the care she will need for the rest of her life.
London's High Court heard how the girl suffered oxygen deprivation as a result of obstetric failures which led to her being born fifteen minutes later than her twin sibling.
The girl's family commenced the birth injury compensation claim only a few years following the 2002 birth, naming North West London Hospitals NHS Trust as the defendant.
Fortunately, the medical negligence claim has now been resolved. Payout constitutes a £3.29 million lump sum in addition to yearly, index-linked payments to be paid for the remainder of the girl's life.
Following settlement, the girl's mother said, "Knowing her care will now be funded for her adult life is a great weight off our shoulders."
The family's birth injury compensation solicitor added, "Her family now have the reassurance that she will receive care for the rest of her life."
Published on 2010-09-20 10:25:00
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