We acted for a client who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. A claim in negligence was against a hospital on the basis of delayed treatment.
It was eventually accepted by the hospital that the delay in delivery of the birth caused the baby perinatal asphyxia which led to brain damage. As a result the child (now a young lady) will be unable to work, is very vulnerable and will always require someone with her. Approximately 4 weeks before a trial listed for 1 week the matter was settled by way of a lump sum and yearly payment for the rest of the Claimant's life.