Clinical negligence compensation worth £6 million has been awarded to a young boy left brain damaged due to errors at his birth.
According to the Nottingham Post, the unnamed nine-year-old was starved of oxygen during his delivery at Nottingham City Hospital in December 2002 and consequently suffered life-changing injuries.
As a result of the mistakes made by medical professionals at the institution, the child has severe learning difficulties, problems with his speech and cerebral palsy.
His family subsequently took legal action and a hearing at the High Court in London has now ruled that the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust - a body with 13,000 employees - must grant him this seven-figure damages settlement.
Mrs Justice Lang praised the boy's family for their "devotion and care" and stated the £6 million will be used to cover the cost of his professional care.
Meanwhile, the trust accepted its errors had caused the claimant and his family "very deep distress".
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Posted by Francesca Witney