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Clinical negligence case sees Leeds teenager claim millions

Clinical negligence case sees Leeds teenager claim millions

A teenager from Leeds who suffered brain damage during his birth at St James' Hospital in the city is to be awarded millions in compensation from the NHS.

Ewan St John Macglasham, 14, has dystonia, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and developmental delay as a result of complications during labour but is due to receive a seven-figure compensation package to meet care costs, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

Although details of the settlement are being kept confidential, Mr Justice Eady - who approved the deal - noted that the case was in the youngster's "best interests".

"I hope that this … will bring a sense of security and peace of mind and I extend my best wishes to the family for the future," he remarked.

This follows reports that health chiefs in the UK will have to pay £610 million in total compensation to families whose babies were left severely disabled as a result of hospital blunders in 2009, the Sunday Express recently reported.

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Posted by Richard Saunders