26 January 2012
Boy to receive millions in clinical negligence damages
A seven-figure clinical negligence compensation settlement is set to be awarded to a boy after mistakes during his birth left him severely disabled.
According to the Watford Observer, seven-year-old Mattia Dessi now suffers with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy because he was starved of oxygen at his delivery at Watford General Hospital in September 2004.
Mattia is subsequently wheelchair-bound and needs 24-hour care and a case heard at the High Court in London has ruled he is entitled to a multi-million pound damages sum from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The body - which was formed in 2000 and employs around 4,000 people - was found to be liable for the child's health issues as its members of staff breached their duty of care while his mother Vivian gave birth to him.
Mr Justice King stated: "I have no hesitation in saying that this is a reasonable settlement. The big issue here is causation."
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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