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Mother wins clinical negligence case for brain-damaged son

Mother wins clinical negligence case for brain-damaged son

Clinical negligence compensation of more than £1 million has been awarded to a mother whose son suffered life-changing injuries during his birth.

According to This is Lancashire, Liam Barker sustained "catastrophic" brain damage due to errors made by professionals during his delivery at Burnley General Hospital in January 1997.

The child was left with acute cerebral palsy, limited communication skills and movement, as well as learning difficulties, because he was starved of oxygen as his umbilical cord restricted his breathing.

Consequently, his mother Catherine Wilde took legal action against the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Mr Justice Owen at London's High Court has now ruled she is entitled to a seven-figure damages sum.

This undisclosed settlement will be paid in a substantial lump sum, as well as annual instalments for the rest of the boy's life and the judge said he is "entirely satisfied with the terms of the order".

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Posted by Trusha Vyas