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This article was published on June 21st, 2017
A 25 year old man has been awarded a substantial clinical negligence payout from his hospital after he sustained a birth injury after a decision to proceed with a natural birth led to severe complications. He was left with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is unable to walk and therefore confined to a wheelchair with limited use of his hands.
As well as physical impairment, the man has grown up with intellectual impairments as a brain injury due to of lack of oxygen and although he can feed himself, he is completely dependent on others in every other way.
The man was born at the former Jessops Hospital in Sheffield and they have accepted that the decision made by the medical team 25 years ago to not carry out a Caesarean was negligent and directly impacts his life now. He was a breech baby and premature at 29 weeks and the mother should have had a c –section but gave birth naturally instead.
The claimant was successful in his claim that his life has been directly and permanently affected by the decisions made during his birth and has been awarded an initial lump sum of nearly £8 million and will also receive £293,000 a year for the rest of his life which could result in at least £23.5 million in compensation which would make it the highest ever clinical negligence payout.
The award will go towards his ongoing care and any adjustments that need to be made to his home and transport.
Birth injuries are devastating and it can be an extremely traumatic time for parents. If you or a loved one are unfortunate enough to experience poor medical care in a maternity ward, it’s important to speak to us quickly so that we can start proceedings and ensure that you receive the right support from the beginning. If you’d like to have an initial conversation regarding your injury contact me on my direct line 01625 506602 or email me at: [email protected].
Thorneycroft Solicitors personal injury team are based in Macclesfield, Cheshire and we are one of the UK’s leading firms of dedicated personal injury claim solicitors with a reputation for the highest levels of customer service and successful birth injury compensation claims.
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