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4 February 2010 / personal-injury-news
A High Court judge has awarded a disabled teenager a £5.6 million compensation package in a claim for medical negligence. Alice Joyce, 13, who was born in March 1996 at Wycombe General Hospital, Buckinghamshire, was starved of oxygen during the final hour of her delivery and suffered brain injuries as a result. Alice suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, has severe physical problems and needs 24-hour care. She has severely delayed mental development and learning difficulties.
Her father, Chris, said: ‘After a tough nine-year battle, this award will ensure Alice is looked after for the rest of her life and we are reassured about her future care when we are no longer around.’ South Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted liability and publicly apologised to the family. Neil Block QC said it was a ‘matter of profound regret’ that Alice ‘did not receive the standard of care that she and her family were entitled to’.
The award comprises a lump sum of £2,250,000 plus annual payments of £95,000 to age 16 and £185,000 from age 16 for life. If you think you may have a claim for medical negligence, call the National Accident Helpline or claim online today for no win no fee compensation.
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