Brain damaged victim wins £10million for Cerebral palsy at birth
Posted: January 25, 2015
Posted in: Medical Negligence
Following a three-day long hearing at London’s High Court, a seven-year-old girl has won £10.1million in damages for being starved of oxygen at birth. Eva Totham was born with severe brain damage after birthing complications prevented her brain from receiving oxygen, leaving her with a mind that is trapped inside of a body that she can’t control. The award is believed to be one of the biggest personal injury payouts following a contested trail.
The trust in charge of King’s College Hospital, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, admitted liability for the injuries suffered by Eva during her delivery in October 2007, despite disputing some of the damages claimed.
“Care she needs for the rest of her life”
Following her complicated delivery, Eva, who lives in south-east London with her parents and younger sister, was left with severe cerebral palsy that affects all four of her limbs.
The compensation has been agreed to cover Eva’s past and future care, alongside her family’s loss of earnings. She will be entirely dependent on 24-hour care for the rest of her life.
The family’s solicitor, Agata Usewicz, said: “No amount of money will ever compensate for the injuries Eva has sustained, but this award will ensure that she is provided with the care she needs for the rest of her life, and has the opportunity to live her life to the fullest.”
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