The high court has approved an award to provide lifelong care for a child suffering a birth injury. Fortunately the NHS admitted negligence and provision has been made to meet this child's needs on a long term basis.
Cases like this highlight the need to use a specialist lawyer when fighting for the right level of compensation. Where someone suffers a significant disability, care requirements are complex and extensive and specialist accommodation is always needed.
The right advice ensures the correct funding is in place for any persons disadvantaged by negligence to reach their potential.
£11.5 MILLION has being awarded to a five-year-old who was severely brain damaged at birth in a believed record compensation payout by the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The child would have been unharmed if he had been delivered 11 minutes earlier, London's High Court was told. His umbilical cord had suffered a prolapse causing a shortage of oxygen to his brain, which has left him suffering cerebral palsy affecting all four limbs. The round-the-clock care he needs will now be funded by the payout, which also includes a sum for lost earnings and provision for future education costs. Interim payments have allowed the family to access specialist rehabilitation, which has funded a move to more suitable rented accommodation with his parents, a team of carers, a team of therapists, specialist equipment and a wheelchair adapted vehicle.