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Man awarded £5.7m in compensation for brain damage

Man awarded £5.7m in compensation for brain damage

A man has been awarded £5.7 million in medical negligence compensation after he was left brain damaged due to malpractice during his birth in 1977.

Ian Murphy of Oxford sustained severe head injuries during his delivery at the John Radcliffe Hospital - which is run by the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust - and is wheelchair dependent as a result, according to the BBC.

However, the High Court has ruled that he is deserving of damages totalling £5.7 million from the South Central Strategic Health Authority to help his parents and sister care for him, as they have done for the entirety of the 33-year-old's life.

Mr Murphy's mother commented that she had not launched a claim for compensation before because of her responsibilities in the day-to-day care of her son and also revealed that she "did not realise that such a claim was possible until we sought advice about suitable accommodation for Ian".

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Posted by Daniel Stevens