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A boy from Wearside has won a compensation claim after injuries sustained at birth left him disabled.

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30 July 2010 / personal-injury-news

A boy from Wearside has won compensation after mistakes at his birth led to him being severely disabled. Jensen Carter, 6, was awarded a multimillion-pound settlement from the County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust, who admitted liability for his injuries.

Jensen suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of being starved of oxygen at birth at the University Hospital of North Durham. His condition affects his mobility and causes feeding and communication problems.

His mother Gina said: "This settlement will be essential to give Jensen the care, therapy and equipment he needs to make the best of his life. "My 10-year-old daughter Sasha has been a rock and is fantastic with Jensen, but families should not have to go through what we have been through."

Gina has set up a fund to enable Jensen’s specialist school, the Percy Hedley School, to build a new hydrotherapy pool. The fund, called the Tim Carter Appeal, has raised £500,000 towards its target of £1.2 million.

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