A young girl has been awarded an injury compensation payout of up to GBP 7 million after a medical blunder left her with cerebral palsy at birth.
Ella Bryant-Brand, seven, was starved of oxygen because medics failed to respond when her umbilical cord became wrapped around her neck at the Royal Sussex Hospital in Brighton.
She has limited movement in her limbs, needs help to walk and is only able to say a few words.
Her mother Kim plans to use the injury compensation cash – one of the largest NHS payouts ever made – to buy the equipment and help she will need to give her daughter the care she will need for the rest of her life.
It follows news that Liverpool Women’s Hospital is facing lawsuits from more than 100 people totalling GBP 10 million over a series of alleged medical mistakes that left patients in pain.