30 April 2012
High Court grants £10.8m clinical negligence damages
An eight-figure sum of clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a young girl left with catastrophic injuries due to errors at her birth.
The High Court has today (April 30th) ruled that 11-year-old Milly Evans is entitled to damages worth £10.8 million due to the mistakes committed by medical professionals while she was being delivered, the Press Association reports.
This represents one of the highest clinical negligence compensation settlements in British legal history and was granted by Judge Sir Robert Nelson.
Milly's mother Kate Evans gave birth to her daughter at Lincoln County Hospital on March 1st 2001.
Ms Evans and Milly's father Andy took legal action against the United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust - a body with 7,800 staff - as her foetal distress was not spotted quickly enough.
As a result, Milly suffers from cerebral palsy, is unable to speak and will need 24-hour care for the rest of her life.
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Posted by Francesca Witney
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