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Couple awarded compensation after medical negligence killed baby

The parents of a young baby who was born with brain damage causing cerebral palsy have been handed a five-figure compensation payout, their medical negligence solicitors have confirmed.

The boy suffered injuries after delays in his birth in May 2009 and died just twelve months later.

Since then the Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust said it, “deeply regrets” the delays and has apologised for the distress caused to the family.

The solicitors said that the couple, aged 26 and 27 have been left, “devastated and heartbroken.”

“It was so hard knowing that something wasn’t right and having to wait around during his birth,” said the mother, who also confirmed she was relieved the NHS has apologised.

“Then we were devastated when we found out about his injuries and even more heartbroken to lose him just one year later.”

A spokesperson from the NHS Trust said, “Unfortunately delays were experienced during [Name]’s delivery and in performing a caesarean section. Sadly [Name] suffered from neurological damage and passed away.

“The trust deeply regrets the delays which the family experienced at the time of [Name]’s delivery and a detailed investigation has been conducted into the events surrounding [Name]’s birth to prevent another family suffering such an experience.”