NHS negligence claim: boy compensated for hospital errors

A seven-year-old boy who was left with ‘catastrophic’ brain damage after his birth has been awarded £8m in compensation.

The boy, who cannot walk or speak, was left with profound lifelong cerebral palsy after medics mishandled attempts to resuscitate him following his delivery at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre in November 2006, London’s High Court heard. He now has acute learning difficulties and requires a team of carers.

Mr Justice Lewis approved a settlement that takes the form of a £3.25m lump sum, plus annual, index-linked and tax-free payments to cover the costs of his care for life. Those payments will start at £146,500 a year, rising to £230,000 beyond the age of 19…

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