Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright secure a seven-figure lifetime care and rehabilitation package for six-year-old boy left severely brain damaged at birth
Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright have successfully secured a seven-figure lifetime care and rehabilitation package from The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust for a six-year old boy left with severe cerebral palsy due to staff failing to treat a bacterial infection (Group B Streptococcus) at his birth.
Idriss Abrous was born fighting for his life despite staff being aware of his mother carrying the bacterial infection (Group B Strep/GBS) and the risks pertaining to this. With the known vulnerability of new-borns given their limited immunity, Idriss was unable to cope with the infection and stresses brought upon by labour, leaving his brain starved of oxygen.
Yesterday’s settlement at the approval hearing in the High Court means that Idriss, who needs 24-hour care indefinitely, will have the necessary funds to cover accommodation, education, specialist equipment and his care needs.
Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright were instructed by Auriana Griffiths, Irwin Mitchell LLP.
This case has received coverage in the London Evening Standard.Back to News
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