19 October 2011
Girl awarded £5m clinical negligence compensation
A lump sum of £5 million in clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a young girl after being left severely disabled due to errors made by professionals while caring for her as a baby.
The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will receive this amount up front as well as yearly payments of between £50,000 and £100,000 to cover the costs of the care she will need for the rest of her life.
She was kept in at a hospital in Essex due to a viral infection and a case heard at the High Court in London ruled that the negligence of doctors there was a direct cause of her problems.
The Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust accepted the accusation that she had not been cared for correctly and agreed to the damages sum.
Recently, the BBC reported that Leo Ison had been awarded £900,000 in clinical negligence damages after he had to undergo a leg amputation as a blood clot was not diagnosed quickly enough at Leicester's Glenfield Hospital.
Contact our clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 916 9049 or email email@example.com if you would like advice on any medical negligence matter
Posted by Trusha Vyas
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