Cerebral Palsy boy receives more than £3 million after successful claim

An eight-year old child has received much deserved compensation of well over £3 million after a successful Court claim overseen by Dale & Newbery’s clinical negligence team.

The compensation for the child, who has cerebral palsy, is the latest in a number of similar cases where we have acted for children who have suffered this devastating condition.

All these children needed our help when their lives had been altered permanently as a result of the ramifications of medical negligence.

Our most recent case relates to a boy who suffered life changing injuries that were caused by medical negligence during his birth in the summer of 2007 at a major London Teaching Hospital.  Sadly, he sustained severe neurological injuries and he developed quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

After we investigated the case, the hospital admitted liability in 2013.  Using the expertise of Dale & Newbery’s clinical negligence team, we were able to arrange for the family to be relocated to appropriate accommodation and we also arranged for round the clock nursing care.  The extensive costs that were incurred were paid by interim payments that we obtained from the hospital and we also made arrangements for a host of domiciliary treatment including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy.

This was a complex case as a result of the child’s devastating injuries and his limited life expectancy.  Nevertheless, a settlement was negotiated which was approved by the High Court and a capital sum of £3,400,000.00 was recovered plus substantial annual periodical payments, which will continue at different rates throughout the child’s life to ensure there will always be sufficient funds to provide for his care needs.

We are pleased that the intervention of our team and head of clinical negligence, Stephen Tame, in particular has resulted in ensuring that this child’s needs will be provided for for the rest of his life.

Cases of this nature are complex and, as a result of the expertise of our clinical negligence team we were able to ensure the best possible outcome for this child and his family.

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