Edwina Rawson successfully negotiated a pay-out of £11 million on behalf of a boy who suffers cerebral palsy as a result of being starved of oxygen during his birth at King George Hospital in Essex. The £11 million will be paid out over his lifetime.
The boy, who is now 9 years-old, was born with severe cerebral palsy after medical staff failed to notice his slowing heartbeat during his mother’s labour. He was not breathing when he was born and had to be resuscitated by doctors.
Consultants on the case said that had staff spotted the problem and performed a caesarean just 15 minutes earlier, his brain damage would likely have been avoided.
The boy has since spent most of his life in a wheelchair, unable to move his arms and legs, speak or hold up his head independently. He often suffers seizures, which, at night, prevent him from sleeping. He is severely disabled, and needs looking after day and night.
The pay-out will enable the boy to have professional live-in carers to look after him, and the equipment, hydrotherapy, eye-gaze, and other therapies he so desperately needs. He will be able to purchase a home big enough to live in with his carers, and which is specially adapted for his wheelchair and equipment. He will be able to engage with life and has the best possible future.
His mother commented:
“Thank you for coming into our lives at a time when all seemed so bleak. You gave us hope and never promised us what you couldn’t deliver and deliver you did! “I will never forget how hard you have worked for us, to give us that bit of peace of mind about the future. We have a stable foundation to build upon, because you gave a voice to someone who could not be heard.”
Edwina Rawson is a partner in our medical negligence and personal injury department.
Edwina's claims cover many areas, including:
- Birth injury claims
- Cerebral Palsy claims
- Fetal Medicine/Wrongful birth claims
- Antenatal claims
- Neurology claims
- Paediatrics claims
- General surgery claims
- Orthopaedic surgery claims
- Cancer claims
Edwina has been interviewed and quoted in the press on a number of issues, including hospital infections, alternative therapies and cosmetic surgery.
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