CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE

Birth injury child receives £2.75m.

A 12-year-old boy received damages of £2,750,000 for injuries caused by the delay in diagnosis and treatment of jaundice. Following his premature birth he was being monitored in a special care baby unit when, at seven days old, he became jaundiced but received substandard management of his condition.

The substandard treatment resulted in his suffering from a specific type of brain injury (kernicterus) and Cerebral Palsy. Due to his conditions he now requires full-time care for life.


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