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Trust pays £7m for brain damage from failure to treat baby’s eye infection

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n257 (Published 27 January 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n257
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The NHS has agreed to pay more than £7m (€7.9m; $9.6m) in an out of court settlement for failing to treat properly a newborn baby’s eye infection, leaving him with permanent brain damage.

The settlement, which was approved by the High Court, was disclosed on the legal information website Lexology by the boy’s solicitor, Jon Nicholson of the London law firm Anthony Gold. The NHS trust involved is not identified and the boy, who is now an adult and has an anonymity order …

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