23 February 2012
Brain-damaged girl awarded £7.3m compensation
A multi-million pound clinical negligence compensation sum has been awarded to a girl who suffered brain damage shortly after birth.
Danielle Marshall was left with life-changing injuries due to errors made while she was a baby at Lister Hospital in June 1999 and the High Court in London has now ruled she is entitled to damages totalling £7.3 million, The Comet reports.
The case brought against the East and North Herts NHS Trust heard that the child was born nine weeks premature and subsequently suffered a collapsed lung while under observation in the hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.
However, doctors were found not to have reacted quickly enough to this problem, which then led to her brain injuries.
As a result, the 12-year-old is wheelchair-bound due to her severe cerebral palsy and cannot speak properly or sit up without aid.
This comes after the Northampton Chronicle & Echo reported that Hannah Gudd had been awarded a seven-figure damages sum after she sustained cerebral palsy because of errors at her birth in 2001.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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