Brain injury compensation news
Nursery accident claim lodged at High Court
The father of a little boy who suffered a devastating brain injury when he fell from a changing table at a London nursery has lodged a claim for £5 million brain injury compensation.
The claim relates to an incident that occurred when the boy, who was only nine months old at the time, fell from a table at the nursery while under the care of staff there.
Personal injury lawyers acting for the family are seeking to hold the nursery liable, alongside the staff member who was meant to be caring for the boy at the time, and an NHS hospital trust they claim was negligent in failing to correctly diagnose the boy's injury in sufficient time.
Hearing the case at the High Court, the judge awarded an interim payment of £320,000 brain injury compensation because of the "pressing needs" of the boy, who will need to live in a specially-adapted home with round the clock care for the rest of his life.
The family's lawyer told the court that the boy now has "very serious handicaps, is quadriplegic, is unable to breathe properly and has to be fed by a tube. He also needs round the clock care."
The lawyer handling the claim hopes to obtain his client £5,054,526 brain injury compensation.