A claim for a multi-million pound clinical negligence compensation settlement is to be launched by a man left brain damaged due to errors at his birth.
According to the Basildon Recorder, David Fawdrey is set to be awarded a seven-figure damages sum after London's High Court gave him the green light to take legal action against the East of England Strategic Health Authority (EESHA).
The 20-year-old was born via an emergency caesarean section at Basildon Hospital in December 1991, but it emerged soon after his delivery that he had been starved of oxygen during this process.
Consequently, he was left with permanent and life-changing head injuries, meaning the High Court has granted him permission to seek compensation from the EESHA, which managed the hospital at the time.
In a statement, Mr Fawdrey's parents said: "David will be able to fund the support and care he will need for the rest of his life. However, no amount of money will make up for the impact of his injuries on him and our family."
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Posted by Francesca Witney