Man win (pounds sterling)1m compensation 28 years after operation

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1185
  1. C Dyer

    A British man who was severely brain damaged during an operation for cleft lip and palate at the age of 6 months has won more than pounds sterling1m in compensation 28 years later. The High Court this week approved a £1050 000 settlement for Andrew Hatchley, whose mother, Margaret, accepted at the time that his injuries were “just fate.” It was only in 1989, after Andrew kept asking her to explain what had happened to him, that she consulted …

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