Substantial clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a mother whose son was left severely disabled due to mistakes at his birth.
According to the London Evening Standard, the High Court has granted Smita Patel a damages sum of £6 million to pay for the care her son Ronak Patel will need for the rest of his life following complications during his delivery.
Mr Patel - who is now 29-years-old - was deprived of oxygen while being born at Northwick Park Hospital in Wembley in November 1982 and, as a consequence, cannot speak or see properly and has little use of his arms and legs.
He needs 24-hour care and Ms Patel - who began the legal battle against the NHS trust shortly after her child was born - said the settlement will make a "huge difference" to their lives.
This comes after the Watford Observer reported that seven-year-old Mattia Dessi is entitled to clinical negligence damages after errors at his birth left him with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas