Nottingham

Boy awarded millions in compensation over brain damage

Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham
Image caption The boy was starved of oxygen when being delivered at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham

A boy who was left with brain damage after being starved of oxygen at birth has been awarded millions of pounds in compensation.

The High Court heard the 11-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered asphyxia while being delivered at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.

He developed cerebral palsy and severe disabilities as a result.

Judge Patrick Moloney QC has ordered Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to pay a lump sum of £2.72m.

The trust - which settled with the family to pay 80% of the claim - must also pay him £60,000 a year until he reaches 19 years old, which then increases to £102,000 a year for the rest of his life.

Simon Taylor QC, representing the boy, said his client's life expectancy was about a decade lower than an uninjured person's.

Judge Moloney praised the boy's family for having "continued to work together in the interests of their son".

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