Seven-figure settlement for child who suffered brain damage during birth

The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will receive care and rehabilitation for the rest of her life.

In 2011, the mother-to-be was advised by a midwife at Queen Charlotte Hospital to go home and return to hospital only when the pain was unbearable, after she already presented herself with contractions. This advice caused a delay of care and by the time the mother-to-be had given birth, the little girl had already been starved of oxygen and had to be resuscitated. This resulted in significant brain injury.

The settlement was approved by the High Court on Monday 18 July 2016.

Robert Glancy QC, leading Richard Cartwright, appeared for the successful claimant and was instructed by Jane Weakley of Irwin Mitchell.

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