Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright successful in NHS multi-million pay-out in severe brain damage case

Robert Glancy QC and Richard Cartwright were successful in the High Court today in a case involving a seven-year old boy suffering catastrophic brain damage as a result of a "catalogue of errors" at his birth. The High Court Judge today approved a multi-million compensation package for the young boy, Alfie Buck, including annual periodical payments to fund his lifetime care.

The case highlights the failure of staff at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath to monitor Alfie sufficiently during his mother’s labour. Robert and Richard claimed, if he had been delivered just 20 minutes earlier, it was highly likely he would have been born without any brain damage at all.

The award will fund a new wheelchair-accessible home for the family with space for live in carers and fund Alfie’s requirements for physiotherapy, transport, education, and specialist equipment.

Robert and Richard were instructed by Jane Weakley of Irwin Mitchell.

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