A boy who received severe brain damage after being born at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham has been granted £8 million in compensation after his case was heard at the High Court in London. This amounts to a lump sum of £3.25 million followed by yearly payments starting at £146,500 per year. These will rise to £230,000 once the boy reaches the age of 19. The payments will be granted free from tax and will be index-linked as well.
The court heard that the boy required resuscitation after he was born and it was acknowledged that “deficiencies” were present in that process. Although changes have taken place at Queen’s Medical Centre since the boy was born in 2006, he suffered from cerebral palsy and has learning difficulties as a consequence of the birth. The payout will enable his family to properly provide all the support and care he needs throughout his life and they were praised for their level of care by the judge.
Are you entitled to a compensation package due to medical negligence?
The term ‘medical negligence’ is a frightening one. Thankfully few people ever go through an experience like the one above. However negligence can potentially occur in any medical situation and regardless of whether a poor outcome is experienced in a minor or a major way, you still have the opportunity to make a claim for compensation. A compensation package is generally the term used to refer to an initial payment followed by annual payments. This is generally given when the outcome for the individual is poor enough that they will require round-the-clock care for the rest of their lives. The package is designed to provide all the care needed, as well as any equipment and medical items required to make their lives easier.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline to get help for a situation like this now
It can be frightening to find your child has been injured or become ill, especially if that occurrence has happened as a result of negligent medical care. It can be difficult to know where to turn in this situation too. However, you can turn to Accident Advice Helpline if you want professional advice from professional injury compensation lawyers. Our service is backed by years of experience and we can support you through the process of making a no win, no fee* claim now.
Source: BBC News
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown