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Boyes Turner’s cerebral palsy claims lawyers secured a £19 million (equivalent) settlement for a girl whose dyskinetic cerebral palsy was caused by a hypoxic brain injury during negligent delays in her delivery.

During our client’s mother’s labour, maternity staff failed to respond to warning signs, including the lack of progress in labour, the mother’s high heart rate (tachycardia,) and fetal heart rate abnormalities on the CTG, which should have prompted them to deliver the baby by emergency caesarean section. If correct care had been given, our client would have completely avoided her injury. During the 25-30 minute delay before delivery took place, the baby suffered progressive hypoxic ischaemia leading to a terminal circulatory collapse, which left her with permanent brain injury and lifelong, severe neurological disability.

We pursued a claim against the defendant hospital, which admitted responsibility for our client’s injuries and made a formal apology to our client. We obtained a court judgment and an interim payment of £200,000 to meet our client’s immediate needs whilst we assessed the cost of meeting her lifelong needs arising from her disability and the full value of her claim. A negotiated final settlement provided our client with a £3.9million lump sum and PPOs providing lifelong, annual payments of up to £148,000pa for care and case management, and £10,500pa for Court of Protection deputyship.

Read more about this case and others on our specialist cerebral palsy website here.

If you are caring for a child or young adult with cerebral palsy and would like to talk to one of our specialist solicitors, free and confidentially, to find out more about making a medical negligence claim, contact us at cerebralpalsy@boyesturner.com.