14 November 2011
Boy awarded £2.1m compensation after birth errors
A seven-figure clinical negligence compensation settlement has been awarded to a young boy after errors made at his birth left him with life-changing injuries.
Ciaran Dill sustained severe brain damage due to mistakes committed by professionals during his delivery at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital - an institution awarded foundation status in 2006 - seven years ago, according to the BBC.
During a case heard at the Royal Courts of Justice, it was said that not enough attention was paid to a heart monitor while Ciaran's mother Jennifer Dill was in labour, which resulted in the child being starved of oxygen for around an hour.
The boy will now need 24-hour care for the rest of his life and is also unable to talk or walk, meaning a lump sum of £2.1 million in damages followed by annual six-figure instalments has been agreed.
Mr Justice Eady said he hoped this sum would help give Ciaran's family financial peace of mind moving forward.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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