A twenty five year old man who was left suffering with cerebral palsy following hospital blunders during his birth, has been awarded a multi million pound compensation package.
Adam Spinks was born at the Fairfield Hospital in Bury but mistakes made by hospital staff during his delivery, meant his brain was starved of oxygen leaving him with severe disabilities and requiring round the clock care.
His parents launched a claim for birth injury compensation against the North West Strategic Health Authority, claiming that staff at the hospital had been negligent.
The Manchester Evening News is reporting that Mr. Spinks has now been awarded a compensation package worth £3.35 million from the health authority, which never accepted liability but agreed to settle for approximately half the value of Mr. Spinks original claim.
Adam’s mother Jacqueline stated that the last twenty four years had been ‘incredibly difficult’ but added that it was an immense relief to know that the family now had the means to support Adam.
A spokesperson for the North West Strategic Health Authority, said that the authority was pleased that a settlement had finally been reached and approved by the court.