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Medical Negligence Children and Claims.

The parents of an eight-year-old girl, who was left profoundly disabled after being starved of oxygen at birth, have reached a settlement with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

The child was born in Antrim Area Hospital in 2007 and suffered hypoxia due to a delay in her delivery.  This resulted in numerous health issues including severe cerebral palsy and complex epilepsy.

Her parents brought a medical negligence claim against the trust.  A five day trial was scheduled at the High Court earlier this month but the trust admitted full liability a week before the hearing date.  They agreed to pay a figure of £5.3 million to cover damages and costs of past and future health care.

Do you believe you have you suffered loss, damage or injury as a result of medical negligence in Northern Ireland?  Medical negligence children and adults is a speciality for us. Contact our office on 028 90 231770 and speak to our medical negligence team for further information and to arrange a free consultation to discuss your case.