Brain damage sustained by a young girl during a surgical procedure has resulted in her parents making a claim for clinical negligence compensation on her behalf.
According to the Guardian, Maisha Najeeb, who is eleven years old, underwent an operation to relieve an arteriovenous malformation in her skull in June 2010, but her family claim that a blunder by staff at the Great Ormond Street children's hospital - which deals with 175,000 patients annually - has caused her serious health problems.
The girl now requires 24-hour care and is also blind in one eye after an error that involved two syringes getting mixed up in the operating theatre at the renowned medical institution.
As a result of this mistake, the High Court writ issued on her behalf claims, doctors injected glue into her brain.
Sajid Hussain, Maisha's father, told the news source: "Before this procedure Maisha was a happy, active child who was thriving at school. She now needs constant care and will be dependent on others for the rest of her life."
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett