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Mother seeking £5m clinical negligence damages

Mother seeking £5m clinical negligence damages

Clinical negligence compensation totalling £5 million is being sought by a mother after blunders at her son's birth left him brain damaged.

According to the Scottish Sun, Lorraine Gallacher is taking legal action on the grounds that a 17-minute delay in the delivery of her child Tommy at the Queen Mother's Hospital in Glasgow in 2004 caused him to suffer with cerebral palsy.

Ms Gallacher has taken her case to the Court of Session in Edinburgh and claims doctors at the medical institution - a specialist maternity unit which closed down in 2010 after 46 years - used the incorrect method of anaesthetic in the Caesarean section.

Consequently, her legal documents state, Tommy now requires constant care, cannot talk and has problems with his vision.

This comes after it emerged that a family is facing an appeal from the Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust over an award of £5.5 million in damages after Nathan Popple sustained brain damage at birth.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas