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Blinded girl wins compensation from NHS Trust

Blinded girl wins compensation from NHS Trust

A seven-year-old girl has won nearly £1 million in compensation after an NHS trust admitted liability for mistakes made by its hospital staff that left her blind.

Nansi Hidrej was born prematurely at 26 weeks in 2002 at Wexham Park Hospital in Berkshire.

However, although doctors at the trust embarked on a number of successful treatments of the various harmful conditions Nansi was born with, they failed to spot that she was afflicted with Retinopathy of Prematurity.

Consequently, Nansi's retinas became detached causing her to go blind.

The doctors might have been able to treat the condition had it been noticed, but the diagnosis was too late for effective treatment to be made.

Nansi's mother Brikena Hidrej will receive the payment from Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust in the form of an initial payment of just of £411,000 and further yearly sums of £15,000.