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Boy born with severe brain damage is awarded £12m

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4020
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A 7 year old boy who was born severely brain damaged because a midwife failed to notice that his heart rate had drastically slowed has won a £12m (€15m; $20m) settlement from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The settlement for Toby Hart includes a £2m lump sum and annual payments for the rest of his life of up to £490 000, which his lawyers believe is the largest annual amount …

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