A Paralympian swimming hopeful who was left disabled after mistakes were made during her birth has received a record amount of injury compensation.
Natalie Lees, 11, suffered serious damage to the nerves in her arms during her delivery at University Hospital Aintree in 1998, leaving her with a condition called Erb’s Palsy, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust, which runs obstetric services at the hospital, have agreed to pay a six-figure injury compensation sum to her family, believed to be the largest ever payout for Erb’s Palsy.
Despite her injuries, which mean she has an underdeveloped right arm, Natalie has become an accomplished swimmer and is setting her sights on taking part in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio after swimming in the British Open Championships last year.
It follows reports in The Sentinel that a Staffordshire man whose wife died shortly after an operation is considering pursuing an injury compensation claim.