A young boy has been awarded a multi-million pound compensation settlement after clinical negligence during his birth left him requiring the assistance of a wheelchair.
According to the BBC, Thomas Hartley sustained brain damage while being delivered along with his twin sister at Hemel Hempstead Hospital - which is managed by the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, an organisation formed in April 2000 which now employs more than 4,000 people - in October 1999.
Due to the negligence of staff at the institution, the young boy now sufferers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is likely to become fully wheelchair-bound within the next decade, the news source added.
Therefore, after legal action launched by his mother Joanna, the boy has received a sum of £2 million following a High Court ruling.
His sister Rachel also sustained similar injuries during their birth and is scheduled to be awarded her own settlement at some point in 2011.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens