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Girl awarded £4m clinical negligence damages

Girl awarded £4m clinical negligence damages

Clinical negligence compensation worth £4 million has been awarded to a young girl left with life-changing injuries due to errors at her birth.

According to news resource Kent Online, the anonymous five-year-old - who was referred to as "Baby B" in court - sustained brain damage as she was being delivered at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent, in April 2007.

As a result of the mistakes committed by professionals at the medical institution - which is managed by the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust - the child is paralysed and has cerebral palsy.

Consequently, her parents took legal action against the group and the High Court in London has now ruled that it is liable for the girl's catastrophic injuries on the basis it failed to arrange a caesarean section quickly enough.

Therefore, the trust has been ordered to grant the claimants a lump sum of £1.6 million followed by annual instalments of £185,000, which then rise to £270,000 when the child turns nine.

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Posted by Francesca Witney