Boy left disabled by hospital ‘should receive substantial injury compensation’

The parents of a boy who is now disabled due to a hospital mistake have been told he should receive substantial injury compensation.

Four-year-old Matthew Griffiths from Pembrokeshire suffers from a severe left-sided Erbs Palsy which means he has problems with the nerves in his arm.

Mistakes made before and after Matthew’s birth at Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest caused the youngster to sustain the condition and life-long disability.

His family have finally received a formal apology from Hywel Dda Health Board after a five-year struggle for answers.

As the board has now accepted liability, the family can expect injury compensation which is estimated to be of six figures.

"I don’t think any amount of apology or money will compensate for the fact they injured my child," Mrs Griffiths, told the Western Mail.

"But I know we’ve done everything we can possibly do to safeguard Matthew’s future," she conceded.

Earlier this month, injury lawyers secured GBP 350,000 in compensation for the family of a young mum who was turned away from hospital three times and then died from a tumour.

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Boy left disabled by hospital ‘should receive substantial injury compensation’

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