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Claim settled after baby sustains brain damage through hypoglycaemia
We were instructed by the parents of Aaron*, who was born weighing 2.2kg, after hospital negligence following his birth led to him developing hypoglycaemia and permanent brain damage.
Our team of brain damage claim lawyers secured compensation for the hospital negligence and lack of proper monitoring of the mother and Aaron which resulted in his hypoglycaemia and brain damage.
The claims process
After our specialist birth injury team were approached by Aaron's parents we began by looking into the circumstances of his birth, and the events immediately afterwards, to see if his hypoglycaemia and resulting brain damage could have been avoided. This involved obtaining medical reports for both the mother and Aaron and speaking to a number of brain damage experts.
We contacted the hospital on behalf of Aaron and his family, setting out what we believed were the circumstances of the negligence behind the brain damage, and how we believed hospital negligence had occurred. This included how there had been a failure to adequately monitor his feeding and blood sugar levels after the birth, as a result of which he developed hypoglycaemia.
Did the hospital admit fault?
Yes, the hospital admitted fault for the lack of monitoring that led to the hypoglycaemia that caused Aaron's permanent brain damage.
The brain damage claim compensation
Although a final valuation of the claim has been put on hold until the extent of Aaron's brain damage is clear, short term immediate payments have been made to pay for the purchase of a suitable property, and for payment for the behavioural management programme that will be used to help determine the child’s needs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury from medical negligence then contact our specialist child brain injury team on 0118 952 7219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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