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Mother is awarded £13m compensation after mistakes at births of two children

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2049 (Published 16 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2049
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

Two siblings have won £13m (€18m; $19.2m) in compensation for mistakes made at their births in the same UK hospital 17 months apart that left them both needing lifelong care.

The NHS Litigation Authority has agreed a £7m package for Natasha Jackson, now aged 24, five years after agreeing compensation of £6m for her 22 year old brother, Patrick. Both have cerebral palsy.

After errors by staff …

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