18 January 2010
Compensation awarded to girl over mistakes made during birth
Compensation has been awarded to a girl who suffered serious injuries due to medical mistakes made during her delivery.
Natalia Lees was born at University Hospital Aintree in 1998 and sustained damage to her right arm which left her with a nerve condition called Erbs palsy, the Liverpool Echo reports.
As a result, the limb is underdeveloped and she will have to live with the problem for the rest of her life.
The injuries were sustained because the midwife on duty failed to follow proper procedures.
In a new development, Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation trust - which also runs Walton Hospital - has apologised and agreed to a settlement.
Natalia's mother, Karen, remarked: "I only hope that over the last decade lessons have been learnt from what happened to me and my daughter."
She added that, while the money is welcome and necessary to fund her daughter's care, the apology "means so much more".
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