A six-year-old girl from Golders Green who faces a lifetime of disability because she was starved of oxygen during her birth has been awarded an injury compensation payout of GBP 3 million.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, would have avoided permanent injury if her delivery at the Royal Free Hampstead hospital had been carried out just a quarter of an hour earlier according to her lawyers, the Times-Series reports.
She now suffers from acute hypoxia and cerebral palsy, meaning that she will need constant care and assistance in daily tasks for the rest of her life.
Mr Justice MacDuff, approving the GBP 3 million injury compensation settlement, told the girl’s mother in court: "You have been very well advised and this is a very good settlement.
"I wish you and your daughter all the best for the future."
It follows reports from BBC News that the family of a girl left disabled at her birth in Poole Hospital in Dorset have won a GBP 100,000 battle for injury compensation.