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We acted on behalf of a 5 year old boy who has a severe form of cerebral palsy which is permanent and essentially untreatable.
The client was born at Hexham General Hospital by ventouse delivery, 47 minutes after his twin brother. Damage occurred through cord compression in minutes, immediately before and just after delivery.
The long interval between the delivery of each twin resulted in the client suffering from hypoxia which led to the development of cerebral palsy. The defendants were negligent in their management of the client’s birth.
An unreassuring CTG (trace measuring the baby's heart rate)during labour should have prompted earlier delivery. This maximum severity case has been settled and likely to be worth in excess of £3 million.
The case settled at 80 percent in our client's favour following rigorous defence on both liability and causation until the joint settlement meeting.
If medical errors during birth caused your child’s cerebral palsy, our expert solicitors could help you claim compensation. Visit out Cerebral Palsy Claims page for more information or call or free on 0808 163 4557.
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