An eight year old boy, who was left severely disabled after being starved of oxygen at birth, has been awarded £5 Million in compensation.
The Wanstead and Woodford Guardian is reporting that the eight year old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was left with severe disabilities after errors were made during his delivery at the King George Hospital in Goodmayes.
The High Court was told that complications arose, when his mother’s womb ruptured during birth but a spokesperson from the boy’s legal team stated that damage to his brain could have been avoided, had medical staff responded quicker with an emergency caesarean section.
The Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT), who run the hospital, admitted liability at an early stage in proceedings and the boy was awarded a lump sum payment of £4,250,000 which will be followed by regular annual, index linked and tax free payments, which will pay for the care he requires for the rest of his life.
A spokesperson from the BHRUT apologised to the boy and his family for the mistakes made and stated that lessons would be learnt, as the trust works hard to improve the quality of care provided.