London’s High Court has agreed to a deal struck between the family of a brain-injured 11-year-old girl and the hospital trust that treated her when she was taken ill as a baby. The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has agreed to pay out compensation to the value of 75% of the full amount specified in the original claim.
Mrs Justice Carr, presiding over the court, approved the deal and made note of the ‘selfless devotion’ the young girl’s parents had shown since her birth and illness. While no firm figure has yet been reached, it is thought that it could amount to a significant seven-figure sum. The mistakes by medics at the time meant the girl, who was suffering from a brain fever not unlike meningitis, was allegedly not referred for specialist neurological treatment in time to prevent permanent damage. She is now unable to walk without support and is unable to ever achieve full independence owing to the brain damage she suffered.
The compensation should go a long way towards ensuring she has the proper level of care she needs throughout her life.
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Source: Get Surrey