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£6.7M Compensation For Girl With Brain Damage (Cerebral Palsy) Resulting From Medical Mistakes

£6.7M Compensation For Girl With Brain Damage (Cerebral Palsy) Resulting From Medical Mistakes

An 11-year-old girl will receive £6.7m in compensation from an NHS Trust after medical mistakes left her with severe brain damage. The pay-out will include a lump sum of £2.6m.

Baby sustained brain damage following oxygen starvation

Oxygen starvation during birth led to brain damage in the baby and cerebral palsy

A young girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, has won a successful medical negligence claim against the Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust after being born with a life-affecting disability. The 11-year-old was left with brain damage following being starved of oxygen in the womb. She has acute cerebral palsy, which affects her speech and mobility.

Cerebral palsy is a general term for a number of neurological conditions caused by problems in the brain and nervous system. The condition manifests itself in different ways but fundamentally affects a sufferer’s movement and co-ordination and occurs if the brain develops abnormally, or is damaged before, during or shortly after birth.

During the course of her birth, the girl was suffering from difficulties in the womb. While doctors monitored her condition, they failed to pick up on vital indicators that the baby was suffering from a lack of oxygen. A lack of oxygen to the brain is a common cause of brain damage in infants and with doctors failing to spot the signs that the baby was in trouble, the girl was subject to a delay in her delivery by caesarean section.

If you have experienced negligence, misdiagnosis or other medical error during pregnancy, child birth or post natal care please contact our experienced medical negligence solicitors today for advice on making a compensation claim against a gp, surgeon or hospital. We offer a No-Win No-Fee Agreement so there is no financial risk involved if you are not successful. To discuss your case or to make an appointment please contact us on 01895 207835 or 01895 207295. Alternatively, please email us at PI@ibblaw.co.uk or complete our online form.

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You are entitled to expect a certain standard of treatment from those providing medical assistance to you. If this treatment falls below standard you may be entitled to recover the cost of the private medical treatment needed to correct the failings on the part of those originally treating you.

If you have concerns about the medical care that you have received during pregnancy and child birth or other medical situation, please contact one of our clinical negligence lawyers at IBB Solicitors. Our goal is to obtain justice for victims of the negligence by others, by securing compensation that reflects their pain and suffering, as well as related financial losses including loss of earnings, treatment costs and specialist care costs.

Please contact a member of our team on 01895 207835 or 01895 207295. Alternatively, you can send an email with your name and contact information and brief details as to the nature of the accident/clinical negligence and the injuries sustained to malcolm.underhill@ibblaw.co.uk or complete our online form.