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Compensation awarded to girl left brain damaged at birth

An 11-year-old girl, who suffered brain damage during her birth, has been awarded a seven-figure sum in birth injury compensation.

The High Court in London heard how the young girl's brain was starved of oxygen due to complications during her birth, which have left her with quadriplegia and cerebral palsy.

The girl now requires 24-hour-care and will never live independently.

The Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust admitted liability for the accident after the family of the young girl launched a birth injury compensation claim against it.

The Trust has agreed to pay compensation which will cover the girl's care costs for the rest of her life.

It has not been revealed how much birth injury compensation has been paid by the Trust, however, due to the level of disability and the high cost of care, damages could run into several million pounds, which is often the case for victims who require care for the rest of their lives.


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