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Brain-damaged boy awarded £6 million

Brain-damaged boy awarded £6 million

A boy left severely brain damaged at birth by a series of hospital blunders has been awarded £6 million in compensation after an eight-year court battle.

The compensation package includes yearly payments of £100,000, which will rise to £185,000 when the boy turns 18.

A number of mistakes were made during the boy's birth at the Queen’s Park Hospital in Blackburn, which included the mother being given syntocinon.

The drug causes contractions of the uterus to become stronger, which had the effect of clamping the womb against the baby’s body, depriving him of oxygen and causing severe brain damage.

The boy suffers from cerebral palsy and his intellectual and physical functions have been badly affected.

The boy's family made a medical negligence claim against East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust when the trust denied responsibility for the incident.

His father said the money could never compensate for what had happened but would provide some assurance for his son's long-term care.

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