03 December 2009
£1.4m Compensation for boy starved of oxygen
A boy who was starved of oxygen when he was born has been awarded £1.4 million in compensation.
The money is to help fund the care of Zakk Wilkinson, who was delivered at Kettering General Hospital in September 2001.
Responding to the development, his father, Ian Wilkinson, said: "We are happy with the outcome but obviously we aren't happy with what happened to Zakk," the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph reports.
He added that he thought something was wrong during the birth but medics told him he was "just being the worrying father".
Mr Wilkinson went on to state: "They did not really take much notice of us."
As a result of the delays that occurred during his birth at the medical centre - which provides services to a population of roughly 300,000 - Zakk suffers from a serious social and communication disorder.
Consequently, his parents have had to devote their lives to caring for him.
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