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Teenager awarded £5.5m in clinical negligence damages

Teenager awarded £5.5m in clinical negligence damages

Clinical negligence compensation totalling £5.5 million has been awarded to a teenager due to the serious brain injuries he suffered during his delivery.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Nathan Popple was starved of oxygen while being born at Birmingham Women's Hospital in 1997 and subsequently now has cerebral palsy as well as severe disabilities.

At the conclusion of a case heard at the Royal Court of Justice, Judge Stephen Oliver-Jones QC ruled that the 13-year-old's life had been ruined by a "combination of failures" by medical staff at the institution.

Because of their negligence, the boy is unable to speak and also has to eat via a tube.

Sarah Carmody, Nathan's mother, told the news source her family are "glad this has all come to an end" and added: "We are now anxious to go home and be with Nathan and his sister Jade."

This comes after £3 million in damages was awarded to Matthew Kuriakose after he almost starved to death after his birth in 2005, the Liverpool Daily Post reported.

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Posted by Francesca Witney