Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright secure multi-million pound award for Claimant brain damaged at birth

Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright were successful in securing a multi-million pound care and rehabilitation package for a 10-year-old girl left disabled from birth.  

Lhana Bedoya suffered a prolonged period of oxygen starvation prior to her delivery at Watford General Infirmary in 2003 as a result of errors made by obstetric staff. These errors left Lhana catastrophically disabled, suffering from cerebral palsy, epilepsy, with limited vision and intellectual impairment meaning she requires round-the-clock care for the rest of her life.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust admitted full liability in July 2012 on receipt of expert evidence, which annulled any causative factors of Lhana’s mother slipping on ice days before her delivery.

The High Court judge, Mrs Justice Simler, approved the multi-million pound award, paying particular commendation to Lhana’s parents for their constant care and love. Today’s decision (6 December) means Lhana will have access to the best possible care, equipment, accommodation and on-going rehabilitation she needs for the entirety of her life.  

Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright were instructed by Jane Weakley of Irwin Mitchell, London.  

The case has received coverage in the London Evening Standard.

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