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Brain injury claim sees teen awarded £1.7m

Brain injury claim sees teen awarded £1.7m

A teenager's brain injury claim following an accident playing football has resulted in him being awarded £1.7 million.

Rees Ashwell-Ross, then seven, experienced vomiting and headaches after the incident but was only hospitalised the morning after the event, despite his mother making calls to the NHS out-of-hours line, the Lincolnshire Echo reports.

As a result of the 2004 accident, Mr Ashwell-Ross now relies on a wheelchair and has mobility and communication difficulties.

The primary care trust agreed in May last year to pay damages on the basis of 75 per cent liability.

Discussing the case, Mr Ashwell-Ross's mother, Lisa, observed: "We'd like to say we are pleased with the outcome and happy with how things have proceeded."

This comes after Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex agreed to pay £1.75 million in compensation to a man who, due to oxygen starvation during labour, was born with acute brain damage, the BBC reports.

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Posted by Daniel Stevens