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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    Scottish boy paralysed at birth wins compensation case

    By David Brown on June 20, 2011

    Scottish boy paralysed at birth wins compensation case

    The parents of a boy paralysed after he was injured at birth have won their fight to receive compensation on his behalf.

    The boy, who has not been named, was left unable to move from below the head after doctors unwittingly inflicted a ‘catastrophic neurological trauma,’ according to the Scotsman, by using Keilland’s forceps during assisted delivery.

    The child will need 24-7 care for the rest of his life, which will cost hundreds of thousands of pounds annually.

    The case was settled out of court between the claimants and the NHS in February. As a result of this the precise figure, which will be paid annually rather than in a lump sum, will probably total in the region of many millions of pounds.

    A spokesperson from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde told the paper: “An out of court settlement has now been reached regarding this tragic case.

    “Whilst we are unable to comment on the detail of this we can confirm that the settlement was not in the order of that originally sought by the claimant.

    “It was agreed that an initial lump sum would be paid to the claimant together with yearly payments thereafter.”

    Source: BBC News

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    Date Published: June 20, 2011

    Author: David Brown

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