Boy, nine, wins £17million NHS payout after he was left brain damaged

Boy, nine, wins £17million NHS payout after he was left brain damaged and needing 24 hour care because medics failed to provide him with enough nutrition when he was born

A boy, 9, was left brain damaged after medics failed to provide proper nutrition East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has admitted liability for his injuriesThe child suffers body-wide cerebral palsy, visual impairment and seizures He will receive a £5.9m sum, along with index-linked annual payments for life

A nine-year-old boy has won a £17 million payout from the NHS after medics left him brain damaged by failing to ensure he got the proper nutrition when he was born. 

The child’s blood sugar levels fell dangerously low after his birth at Hertfordshire’s Lister Hospital, and now needs 24-hour care and cannot do anything for himself.  

The boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, suffers from body-wide cerebral palsy, severe visual impairment and epileptic seizures which sometimes strike more than once a day. 

The child’s blood sugar levels fell dangerously low after his birth at Hertfordshire’s Lister Hospital, and now needs 24-hour care and cannot do anything for himself

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust admitted liability for his injuries and today agreed to a final settlement of his damages claim.

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