A family is facing a Court of Appeal battle to receive the £5.5 million clinical negligence settlement they were awarded earlier this year, it has emerged.
Nathan Popple was recently granted this seven-figure sum following a case at the High Court brought about due to the fact he was left with severe brain damage after complications at his birth at the Birmingham Women's Hospital in November 1997.
The 14-year-old requires round-the-clock care and this sum of money was intended to help his mother Beryl Sanderson, her civil partner Sarah Carmody and 16-year-old sister Jade.
However, the Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust - a body that cares for 50,000 patients annually and has more than 1,500 members of staff - has now decided to dispute this award.
As a result, a further hearing will now be held at the Court of Appeal.
Ms Carmody told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "We are disappointed and we hope that the right result will be reached eventually."
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Posted by Francesca Witney