A seven-figure clinical negligence compensation settlement has been awarded to a boy who suffered life-changing injuries due to complications at his birth.
Six-year-old Dontay Crooks was left with brain damage after he was starved of oxygen while being delivered at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford in August 2005.
As a result of the mistakes committed by professionals at the institution, the child will now require round-the-clock care as he has epilepsy and impaired vision.
During a case heard at the High Court in London, Dontay's mother Damali Ochiela accused the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust of negligence and, consequently, the youngster has now received a lump sum damages award of £1 million.
In addition, he will also be granted annual payments for the rest of his life to cover the cost of his care.
This comes after Ciaran Dill was awarded a seven-figure settlement after also being left brain damaged due to errors at his birth at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital in 2004.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson