Posted by Kerstin Scheel, Partner
£9,570,000 awarded for oxygen deprivation during birth
Kerstin Kubiak, Partner and birth injury specialist, acted for a 9 year old girl who suffered oxygen deprivation during her birth as a result of the hospital trust staff failing to react to signs of fetal distress and failing to undertake an emergency caesarean section.
As a result of this she has had significant problems with her motor function with limited mobility and is dependant on care 24 hours a day to ensure her well being. The compensation received will allowed for a full care package to be implemented. The compensation will also allow her parents to afford the therapies she requires (physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and speech and language therapy) as well as purchasing a home to facilitate free use of her wheelchair through the home. The Damages were awarded by way of a lump sum of £3,850,000 and then annual periodical payments, increasing to reach £210,000 for the remainder of her life.’