13 February 2012
Mother awarded £10m clinical negligence compensation
Clinical negligence compensation totalling £10 million has been awarded to a mother whose son sustained life-changing injuries due to mistakes at his birth.
According to the Kent Messenger, Tracy Scotton has been granted this eight-figure settlement following a hearing at the High Court in which it was determined that her son William was left with severe brain damage because of blunders committed by staff at Maidstone Hospital in August 2007.
Ms Scotton took legal action against the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust - which employs around 4,750 people - on the grounds that the negligence of its staff was to blame for her son's catastrophic injuries.
The child - who is now four-years-old - is blind, quadriplegic and has epilepsy and requires 24-hour care.
His mother will receive a lump sum of £2.6 million followed by annual instalments between £89,000 and £212,500 to cover care costs for the rest of her child's life.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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