Trust pays over £30m to 7 year old boy who was severely brain damaged at birthBMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2927 (Published 21 July 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m2927
- Clare Dyer
- The BMJ
A 7 year old boy who was severely brain damaged at birth has received a settlement totalling more than £30m (€33.3m; $38.1m), one of the biggest negligence pay-outs ever made by the NHS.
His brain was starved of oxygen at birth, causing hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy. This left him with an array of disabilities including a communication disorder, profound learning difficulties, severe developmental delay, challenging behavioural difficulties, and a complex sensory processing impairment.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust made an early admission of liability, and the NHS made interim payments enabling the family …