30 June 2011
Paralysed boy awarded £6m clinical negligence compensation
Clinical negligence compensation of £6 million has been awarded to a young boy left severely disabled due to complications at his birth.
The unnamed six-year-old is completely physically paralysed and is only able to move his eyes due to mistakes made by medical professionals at Epsom Hospital in December 2004, according to Your Local Guardian.
Difficulties encountered during labour by his mother meant the child had to be delivered via emergency caesarean section, but because this decision was delayed by staff at the hospital, he now needs 24-hour care and has cerebral palsy.
This resulted in legal action being taken against Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust by the boy's mother and the High Court in London has now ruled that a seven-figure sum for damages is appropriate.
Recently, the Yorkshire Post reported that Natalie Tuthill has received £4.3 million in clinical negligence compensation after doctors failed to diagnose her with meningitis quickly enough.
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Posted by Richard Saunders
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