Fieldfisher Solicitors represented a child who will receive over £7.6 million from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust after being left severely disabled because of medical negligence at the time of her birth 10 years ago.
She was starved of oxygen and suffered a significant brain injury as a result of medical mistakes made at Addenbrooke's Hospital. She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The hospital accepted full responsibility for her brain injury after the claim was put to them.
The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, needs constant care and will continue to do so for the rest of her life. She will never be able to live independently.
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust agreed to pay a lump sum of £3.5 million together with annual payments of £73,753 rising to £141,000 once the child reaches age 19.
The compensation will go towards paying for the care, therapies and equipment the child will need on an on-going basis throughout her life to give her the best opportunity to have a good life. It will enable her to move to a specially adapted home with her family. She will not be able to work and the compensation includes money for her lost earnings.
The settlement terms were approved by Mr Justice Foskett who also recognised the dedication that had been shown to the child by her family.
Her father commented:
"Our solicitor, has been dedicated to obtaining a fair settlement."
If you would like to discuss a possible medical negligence claim please contact Fieldfisher solicitors via any of the following:
- You can speak to our clinical negligence solicitors on freephone 0800 358 3848
- e-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete our short enquiry form
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Fieldfisher has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Charities we support
Furness General Hospital baby deaths highlight need to overhaul the culture of dishonesty
A recent Professional Standards Authority report has just been published regarding avoidable deaths at Furness General Hospital.
Samantha Critchley recovers £19million for nine-year-old girl left with 'catastrophic' brain damage
Samantha Critchley comments in the Daily Mail regarding her case of a nine-year-old girl that suffered catastrophic brain damage after being born at Kings College Hospital.
Government promise to improve midwife/mother relationship can't come soon enough
The Health and Social Care Secretary has announced an important maternity initiative that will hopefully reduce the number of baby death cases in the future.
Fieldfisher boosts its leading medical negligence team with partner Jenny Urwin joining in March
Leading medical negligence lawyers Fieldfisher has hired Jenny Urwin, Slater and Gordon Lawyers' Manchester head of clinical negligence.