A seven-figure sum of clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a young girl for life-changing injuries she sustained during her birth.
According to online resource Your Local Guardian, 11-year-old Ella Franklin suffers from cerebral palsy and quadriplegia following complications at her delivery in 1999, meaning she will require round-the-clock care for the rest of her life.
During a case heard at the High Court, the girl's legal representative noted that she has "problems with cognitive functioning" due to this brain damage and will never be able to live independently.
Consequently, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust agreed a "substantial" settlement with her family, which is thought to run into millions.
Mr Justice Griffith Williams commented after the agreement had been finalised that "this is a terribly sad case".
In a similar instance recently, the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board awarded Sophie Clarke £5 million in compensation after she sustained cerebral palsy during her birth in 1998.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson