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Birth injury leads to £8.5 million settlement from Colchester University Hospital  NHS Foundation Trust

Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has paid a family £8.5 million pounds in compensation after it admitted liability for the injuries their child received at birth in the maternity ward.  The baby boy sustained a fractured skull during his birth when forceps were used during his delivery.

As a result of the boys fractured skull, he suffered a severe brain haemorrhage and ,when he reached 5 years old, he then contracted a virus which had devastating consequences resulting in a stoke leaving him disabled for life.  Although the two events are not related, the combination of the two tragedies has meant that the young boy has suffered catastrophic injuries which will affect him for the rest of his life.

The £8.5 million settlement will pay for all the child’s care needs from adaptations in the home to physiotherapy and specialist care.

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.