STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Strength in Numbers dedicated to my late mother Kay

£10m payout to Harrogate boy left disabled at birth

A young boy from Harrogate has been awarded almost £10m in a payout from the NHS after medical errors at his birth left him severely disabled.

Medical staff failed to spot that Kit vanBerckel, who was born 10 days overdue, was suffering distress before his birth in 2008.  Medical staff failed to spot that Kit van Berckel, who was born 10 days overdue, was suffering distress before his birth in 2008. The High Court heard that staff had failed to correctly interpret and act on a pathological CTG pre-birth heart scan. As a result of this Kit, who is now six years old, was born at Harrogate District Hospital, without a heartbeat and needed resuscitating. Soon after his birth he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which means he can’t sit without help, can’t move on his own, is unable to feed himself and can’t speak.

The £9.872 million payment awarded to the family will provide lifelong care and rehabilitation for Kit. The youngster, who is a pupil at Richard Taylor School in Harrogate, needs to use eye gaze technology and other hi-tech systems to communicate with his classmates.

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http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/health/local-health/10m-payout-to-harrogate-boy-left-disabled-at-birth-1-7258846

Kit van Berckel was left severely disabled after medical errors at his birth. (S)

Kit van Berckel was left severely disabled after medical errors at his birth. 

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NHS pays £13 million after botched births left siblings with cerebral palsy

After a two-decade legal fight the health service has finally agreed to pay compensation to a family left devastated by medical negligency

A mother has won a £13 million legal battle against the NHS after hospital blunders 17 months apart left two of her children with cerebral palsy. Paula McKay was left devastated in 1991 when daughter Natasha was born severely disabled after she was starved of oxygen during her birth at the former Sharoe Green Hospital in Preston in Lancashire. But just 17 months later her son Patrick suffered a similar botched delivery which left him needing constant care. It was months before doctors admitted there was a problem, telling his mother he was simply a ‘lazy little boy.’

Now after a legal fight lasting more than two decades Mrs McKay’s has been awarded a multi-million pay-out on behalf of her children. She is believed to be the first person to be the victim of two such catastrophic errors, made by the same hospital maternity team.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11533356/NHS-pays-13-million-after-botched-births-left-siblings-with-cerebral-palsy.html

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Paula McKay and her children Natasha and Patrick Jackson

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Four-year-old girl who suffered brain damage when born to receive NHS payout

A four-year-old girl from Aldridge who suffered brain damage when she was born, is set for a compensation package from the NHS after hospital chiefs admitted making mistakes when she was delivered.

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http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/10/01/four-year-old-girl-who-suffered-brain-damage-when-born-to-receive-nhs-payout/?

 

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Man Who Suffers From Cerebral Palsy Paints Masterpieces Using Just A Typewriter

Paul Smith was an incredible artist who created his works of art using a typewriter. Unfortunately, he was born with cerebral palsy, a severe disability that affects his motor abilities and strength. In his Oregon nursing, he types away using 1 finger tirelessly. Once you see what he’s creating, you’ll notice his artistic abilities are extraordinary.

Paul died in Roseburg, Oregon in 2007.

It just shows what can be done with determination

Click on the link to watch this incredible man

http://www.realfarmacy.com/man-suffers-cerebral-palsy-paints-masterpieces-using-just-typewriter/

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