A teenager who suffered a brain injury at birth has been awarded a "substantial" sum in injury compensation.
Marcus Glassenbury, 18, suffered two brain haemorrhages shortly after he was born in March 1992, the Evening Post reports.
He cannot walk unaided, has limited communication abilities and needs round-the-clock care.
Through his grandmother, Mr Glassenbury issued a compensation claim against Dr Fiona Short, alleging negligence as she failed to refer him to hospital more quickly.
After approving the injury compensation settlement, Mr Justice Foskett told Mr Glassenbury’s relatives: "It has not been easy, but I hope this makes things easier for you."
"This is a significant sum which should make a difference to his life," the newspaper reported Mr Justice Foskett as saying.
Last month, the Richmond and Twickenham Times reported that the family of 11-year-old Hannah Collard-Gray were seeking injury compensation of over GBP 300,000.
Hannah suffered brain damage at birth and her family claim that this was caused by the negligence of Kingston Hospital NHS Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust.
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