£8 million compensation for NHS errors resulting in brain damage at birth, three cases in week

The High Court has approved a lump sum and annual payments to a child after an NHS Trust admitted liability for errors at his birth which resulted in severe brain injuries. The case, along with two more almost identical cases of clinical negligence concerning new-born babies, has resulted in NHS hospitals paying a total of more than £25 million compensation in one week.

Simon Parford, Partner and Head of the Medical Negligence Department said “There are still far too many babies who suffer brain damage at birth due to inadequate medical treatment. Although advances in neonatal care are helping to improve the long term outcome for those children, the mistakes shouldn’t happen in the first place.”

If you are unhappy about the outcome of your medical treatment, contact your local specialist medical negligence team at Wolferstans on 01752 292374 to discuss your potential claim. We offer free initial advice to help you decide what you want to do.

Wolferstans has the only Medical Negligence team in Plymouth whose specialist lawyers act exclusively for the victims of medical accidents. We advise hundreds of patients every year about the outcome of their medical treatment and the possibility of pursuing a claim for damages. We have a particular reputation for acting for children and young adults who have cerebral palsy and for those patients who have suffered serve injuries resulting in long term disabilities as a result of brain and spinal injuries and amputations. We are happy to advise upon any medical negligence claim whatever the circumstances may be and have the expertise to deal with it.

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