We pursued a cerebral palsy claim for Candice who suffers from severe cerebral palsy as a result of obstetric negligence during her birth. The cerebral palsy claim was settled for £2.75 million.
Candice was born on the 5 January 1993. She suffers severe cerebral palsy that affects all four limbs with mild involuntary movements, grossly limited mobility and dexterity and diminished verbal communication.
She requires 24 hour care and attendance. She will never be able to live independently or engage in gainful employment. Her life expectancy is 55 years.
The claim arose from obstetric negligence at the hospital where Candice was born. During her mother’s labour there were serious fetal heart abnormalities on the CTG monitoring machine. In breach of accepted medical practice, delivery was not expedited by Caesarean section. As a result of the delay, Candice suffered asphyxia immediately before birth and this caused her catastrophic brain damage.
Proceedings were commenced in September 1999 and the hospital initially denied liability. Subsequently, consent judgement for damages to be assessed was entered on the 21 February 2000.
Paul McNeil obtained substantial interim payments on behalf of Candice so that her parents could purchase a suitable single storey bungalow with accommodation for overnight carers.
The case was fixed for trial for the 9 November 2000 and eventually the parties came to an agreed settlement in the sum of £2,750,000.
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