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Eight-Figure Settlement For Birth Injuries

28 February 2017

An eight-figure settlement was awarded to a woman for injuries sustained at birth, which led to severe cerebral palsy.  

Slater and Gordon Solicitor: Brian Dawson is a practice group leader, specialising in clinical negligence at Slater and Gordon in Chester.

Settlement: Eight-figure settlement.

What Happened: A number of failures by hospital staff exposed our client to injuries when she was born, including a delay in delivery and failures to act upon mistakes that had been made, which resulted in brain damage.  

Impact: As a result our client suffered a severe cerebral palsy resulting in spastic quadriplegia with a speech impediment and severe restrictions on mobility requiring constant care.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We brought a medical negligence claim following instruction from our client’s parents. Some months after, the defendant admitted liability. We then secured an immediate and substantial interim payment for our client. 

Decision: The case settled at a joint settlement meeting shortly before trial for a lump sum of £4,145,000 plus periodical payments totalling in excess of £18 million. 

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