The parents of a child born in 2006 have won a settlement worth around £12 million after their son was brain damaged at birth. The boy was born with an abnormal heartbeat but despite him being in distress during the birth medical staff “failed” to identify the problems.
According to the news reports the boy now has epilepsy, cerebral palsy and has been registered blind. He is in constant need of care and will remain so for the rest of his life. The case was heard at the High Court and Mrs Justice Nicola Davies supported the settlement. This will be comprised of an initial £2 million lump sum with the addition of annual payments amounting to almost £500,000 for the remainder of the boy’s life.
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Most trips to hospital are resolved in the proper manner, with the affected individual receiving appropriate and expert care and attention. While it is rare for things to go wrong, there is the potential for hazards to crop up in any hospital.
If you think you have suffered from a case of medical negligence that has led to poor or incorrect treatment, you have a right to make a case for compensation. The best course of action is to seek proper advice from professional injury compensation lawyers. They will be able to advise you on your situation and whether you have the chance to launch a no win, no fee* claim against those who may be responsible for the negligent act.
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The team at Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with many cases over the years. We specialise in offering no win, no fee* services to a variety of clients, including those who have experienced medical negligence of some kind. It doesn’t matter whether the issues have arisen as a result of an abnormal heartbeat or mismanaged care of any other kind. The main thing to do is to seek professional advice.
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Source: Daily Mail
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown