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Case Study

Wrongful birth: £360,000 for pain, suffering and loss of earnings

Paul McNeil acted for Maria in a wrongful birth claim arising out of the treatment she received at hospital during her pregnancy, ending with the birth of  her son Andrew

Andrew suffered from VACTRL syndrome, which meant that he had abnormalities of the upper limbs and genito-urinary function.

It was alleged that with proper obstetric care, Maria's pregnancy would have been terminated and Andrew would not have been born.

The issue of liability was agreed between the parties. Maria agreed to accept 90% of the full value of the claim.

The case was settled for £360,000 in July 2003 to include compensation for pain and suffering to the parents, extra care, the cost of treatment and Maria's loss of earnings.

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