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Medical negligence claims see girl awarded £1m

Medical negligence claims see girl awarded £1m

A medical negligence claim has seen an 11-year-old girl awarded £1 million after she sustained brain injuries during her delivery at what was then North Tees General Hospital in Stockton.

As a result of the complicated birth, during which she suffered a stroke, Bethany Jane Davison now has from long-term neurological difficulties, as well as mild cerebral palsy, the Evening Gazette reports.

Judge at London's High Court Sarah Vaughan-Jones approved the settlement, noting that it was in the youngster's best interests.

"I hope that this relatively modest amount of damages will make life easier for [the family] as [Bethany] grows up and I wish [her] and her parents all the very best for the future," she went on to state.

Paul Sankey, clinical negligence partner at RJW, commented on the case, saying: "The award of £1 million to a child who has suffered a brain injury will be the culmination of a long and complex legal claim. Money is poor compensation for a severely disabling injury but by paying for support it can at least help to make a difficult situation more bearable for all concerned."

This comes after Alison Giles, 45, made a complaint of clinical negligence against Furness General Hospital after a surgeon failed to remove her entire gall bladder, resulting in reconstructive surgery, the North-West Evening Mail reports.

Contact our clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 916 9049 or email enquiries@rjw.co.uk if you would like advice on any medical negligence matter

Posted by Cheryl Bennett