03 December 2010
Parents of brain-damaged boy sue hospital for clinical negligence
The parents of a boy who is brain-damaged are suing the hospital he was born in as part of a clinical negligence claim.
Samantha Nowell is seeking compensation from St George's Healthcare NHS Trust in the capital after a delay in delivering her son Leo six years ago led to him being starved of oxygen, reports the London Evening Standard.
She stated that this resulted in him having to endure a lifetime of disability as he was left brain damaged.
Following Leo's birth, the NHS trust admitted that the later stages of labour were mismanaged by the medical team.
The hearing is currently taking place at the High Court and is expected to last several days.
Ms Nowell, 33, has said that the young boy will need care for the rest of his life and Mrs Justice Swift could decide to grant millions of pounds worth of compensation.
Three years ago, relatives of Ms Nowell raised more than £700 in order to buy a specialist pool to help Leo's condition, the South Shields Gazette reported.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens
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