This article was published on March 25th, 2013
A boy from Hertfordshire who suffered brain damage after heart surgery in 1999 has been awarded £7.3m compensation after an out-of-court settlement for a claim of alleged medical negligence against a Middlesex hospital.
The NHS Trust denies liability.
Parents of the 13 year old said the settlement meant the family could now start planning for the future with confidence.
The surgery was a success but there was alleged negligent treatment during a period of ventilation afterwards which resulted in has cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, limited speech and behavioural problems and requires specially-adapted accommodation and care for the rest of his life.
After the hearing the boy’s parents commented: “This brings to an end a long and challenging legal process but the daily care that Robbie requires will continue for the rest of his life.
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