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Teenager awarded £4m in clinical negligence compensation

Teenager awarded £4m in clinical negligence compensation

Clinical negligence compensation in excess of £4 million has been awarded to a teenager after she was left seriously injured due to complications at her birth.

According to the BBC, Tahlia Jade Downes sustained severe brain damage and is now permanently disabled because of the failings of medical professionals at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital during her delivery almost 16 years ago.

The 15-year-old was born with the help of forceps in June 1995 but was left brain damaged after being starved of oxygen in the procedure and this resulted in her mother Dawn seeking damages on her behalf through the High Court, the news source explained.

She is now wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy and will require lifelong care, meaning that Mrs Justice Thirlwell ruled a seven-figure settlement from the medical institution - which is run by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust - to be fair.

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Posted by Richard Saunders