The family of a young boy who was starved of oxygen at birth, causing severe brain injuries, has received a million pound compensation settlement.
When the young boy was born at Ipswich Hospital in 2006, because of a delay in treatment, he did not receive oxygen for half an hour, which resulted in life changing injuries.
The young boy, who is now seven, suffers from cerebral palsy and seizures, has significant learning disabilities as well as mobility problems. He will need care for the rest of his life. The solicitors representing his family said that he will never be able to work and earn money to provide for himself.
The legal representatives also remarked that Joseph was a happy and loving boy but that life would not be easy for him.
A hearing was held at the London High Court where Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust apologised ‘unreservedly’ for the injuries.
The young boy’s family, say that had their son been born just half an hour earlier he would not be suffering from the problems he has now.
On behalf of the NHS Trust, legal representatives said that it apologised unreservedly to the family and hoped that the settlement would provide some peace of mind for the future.
If you or a member of your family have been injured as a result of a medical error then you could be able to pursue a personal injury claim.
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Published 13th February 2015.