NHS trust pays £30m to boy branded “naughty” after behaviour is linked to birth injuryBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6338 (Published 01 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6338
- Clare Dyer
- 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 …