20 July 2011
Girl awarded £5m clinical negligence compensation
Clinical negligence compensation of £5 million has been awarded to a child who now suffers from permanent brain damage as a result of complications at birth.
Sophie Clarke was born at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend in 1998 but was starved of oxygen for a prolonged period during her delivery, meaning she sustained cerebral palsy.
It was discovered that medical professionals at the institute failed to recognise the fact that she had an abnormal heart beat, even though this was clearly shown by the equipment they were using.
Consequently, the youngster requires 24-hour care and will be wheelchair-bound for the rest of her life, while the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board - the organisation responsible for the hospital - has agreed a damages settlement of £5 million.
This comes after Your Local Guardian reported that an unnamed six-year-old boy had been awarded £6 million because of mistakes at his delivery at Epsom Hospital that left him paralysed.
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Posted by Daniel Stevens
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