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NHS trust pays £30m to boy branded “naughty” after behaviour is linked to birth injury

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 01 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6338
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A 7 year old boy who has spent most of his life being branded naughty and disruptive has won a settlement of more than £30m (€35m; $39m) after it was discovered that he had sustained a brain injury after negligent delays in his delivery at University College Hospital in London.

The settlement is thought to be one of only a handful of NHS clinical negligence payouts to exceed £30m.

The boy, who is subject to an anonymity …

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