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Hospital blunder sees £7m payout for 8 year old with cerebral palsy

She has severe learning difficulties, speech impairment, epileptic seizures and severe visual impairment but could have lived a normal life if not for the medical errors. Just heartbreaking, Joanna

The eight-year-old was born at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester in 2006. She cannot be identified for legal reasons. Her family won the payout from the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which admitted liability at a hearing at London’s High Court. The court heard medics and midwives failed to spot warning signs the baby was being deprived of oxygen while her mother was in the late stages of labour. The family said: ‘Looking after a child with complex disabilities is an incredibly tough 24/7 job that affects the whole family, including siblings, and so our daughter’s annual periodical payments will help pay for the carers she will require for the rest of her life.

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