09 December 2008
Girl starved of oxygen at birth secures compensation
A girl who suffered from a lack of oxygen at birth is to receive a significant payout, the Ilford Recorder reports.
The Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust, which serves a population of around 700,000 people, has agreed to pay Chloe Faulkner a substantial lump sum plus annual payments to cover the cost of her care for the rest of her life.
Born at King George Hospital in January 2000, Chloe suffers from cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia and requires a wheelchair for mobility.
In addition, she has to be fed through a tube and requires medication throughout the day.
Through her mother, the eight-year-old sued the NHS trust, claiming that doctors negligently delayed her delivery and should have performed an emergency Caesarean section.
Although the exact amount of the compensation package has not been disclosed, the Ilford Recorder suggests it is likely to run into millions of pounds.
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