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Multimillion-pound payout to 10yo girl who suffered brain damage from medical negligence

Posted in: Birth Injury Head and Brain Injuries Medical Negligence 

Great Ormond Street Hospital are to pay out multi-million pounds worth of compensation to a young girl who was left severely brain damaged following a major medical error. 10-year-old Maisha Najeeb was accidently injected in the brain with glue after two syringes were mixed up prior to the procedure. The injection was meant to block the bleeding of blood vessels in her brain, but instead left her with severe brain damage.

Judge William Birtles approved a settlement against Great Ormond Street Hospital at London’s High Court. Maisha, who is now 13, is to receive a lump sum of £2.8m and £383,000 a year until she is 19, which will increase to £423,000 after that for as long as she lives. It is believed by some experts that she will probably live until her 60s.

Previously successful embolisation treatment

Maisha was healthy when she first arrived at Great Ormond Street Hospital but suffered with a condition that involved the arties and veins of her brain getting tangled and bleeding. She had already undergone the embolisation treatment in the past, which had been a great success. On this occasion, however, doctors failed to distinguish between the syringe with glue and the syringe with harmless dye.

Maisha’s father Sadir said: “I hope that by bringing this case, lessons will have been learned to avoid this happening to other families.

Maisha will spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair and has lost most of her bodily and cognitive abilities. 

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