Man makes claim for Cerebral Palsy

Claim for cerebral palsy

18.12.2006


High Court ruled Hospital Staff Acted Negligently
A medical negligence claim is being made against the North East London Strategic Health Authority by a man who was born with cerebral palsy.

The high court has ruled that staff at Whipps Cross Hospital had acted negligently before Daniel Hemmingway, birth in 1984; Daniel could now be entitled to millions in compensation.

Before his birth Daniel's mother had complained of abdominal pain, and told doctors that the baby had stopped moving in November 1983, three months before she was due to give birth in February.

Although she did have tests she was sent home only for further test to reveal that the baby was a risk of suffering birth complications. Her baby Daniel was born with cerebral palsy and suffers from sight and hearing problems.

Claim for cerebral palsy successful

At the High Court, Mr Justice Langstaff said that Mrs. Hemmingway should have remained in hospital after her initial visit, and should have had the birth of her son brought forward.

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