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NHS Trust ordered to pay out £2.95m to girl injured at birth

A schoolgirl has been awarded £2.95 million in medical negligence compensation having sustained severe personal injuries during her birth.

The nine-year-old girl suffered critical oxygen starvation during her delivery at the Watford General Hospital in 2004. As a result she has been left with severe injuries and requires around-the-clock care.

Her family later launched a claim for medical negligence compensation on her behalf against the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, claiming that had medical staff carried out a caesarean section earlier their daughter's birth injuries could have been avoided.

The NHS Trust has denied liability for the incident, however, the family's personal injury solicitors contested the claim.

A settlement has since been agreed by the NHS Trust, which will see the young girl receive £2.95m in medical negligence compensation. The money will go towards the extensive care costs that the child will now need for the rest of her life.


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