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July 7th 2014

Birth Negligence

Hudgell Solicitors secures multi-million pound pay-out for birth trauma victim

Dr Neil Hudgell

Dr Neil Hudgell

Managing Director

Hudgell Solicitors secures multi-million pound pay-out for birth trauma victim

Hudgell Solicitors were the legal representatives of the client involved. The case was led by Chris Gooderidge, senior solicitor specialising in medical negligence, based in our London office. The following news article was published by the Nottingham Evening Post following a recent hearing in the High Court, London.

Hudgell Solicitors were the legal representatives of the client involved. The case was led by Chris Gooderidge, senior solicitor specialising in medical negligence, based in our London office.

The following news article was published by the Nottingham Evening Post following a recent hearing in the High Court, London.

As part of the case, Mr Gooderidge secured an admission of liability from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust after consulting experts and collating detailed reports about the claimant’s treatment and condition.

The multi-million pound settlement figure was agreed after Mr Gooderidge had consulted with a further ten experts to enable an accurate assessment to be made of the costs involved in providing for the boy’s care.

“I am very pleased that we have been able to reach this settlement,” said Mr Gooderidge.

“My client and his family will now be able to get the full range of care and therapy he needs.”

Managing director Hudgell said: “We are delighted to have been able to secure this multi-million pound settlement for our client in this case.

“As a company, we have put a strong focus on dealing with complex, high value personal injury and medical negligence cases, and this has been an example of our ability to not only take on and handle such cases for clients, but to also secure the substantial settlements clients deserve.”

Below is the report from the Nottingham Evening Post. It can also be viewed at http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nottingham-family-win-multi-million-pound-High/story-20708352-detail/story.html

A “happy and delightful” Stapleford schoolboy, stricken by devastating brain damage due to medical failures during his birth at the Queen’s Medical Centre today won a multi-million-pound compensation pay-out – and a full public apology – in London’s High Court.George Muir, now almost 12, is afflicted by severe cerebral palsy as a result of brain damage he suffered, due to oxygen starvation, during his delivery in March 2002.

He cannot walk or speak properly, has limited use of his left hand and learning difficulties and will always rely on the care of others.

George’s case reached court today as his legal team sought Mr Justice Turner’s approval for a damages settlement which will be used to fund the enormous costs of the care he will need for the rest of his life.

His parents were in court to hear the judge approve the compromise and draw a line under years of litigation. He also paid tribute to George’s parents and the wider family for their “unstinting” care.

He wished the family, from Stapleford, Nottingham, “all the best for the future”.

George’s QC, Robert Glancy, said his parents had travelled down from Nottinghamshire for the hearing as “they wanted to see an end to their case”.

According to the family’s claim, George was delivered by emergency caesarean section after showing increasing signs of foetal distress in the womb.

When born, he had acute difficulties breathing and had to be urgently resuscitated.

Through his mother, Samantha, George sued the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, alleging there had been a negligent delay in bringing him into the world.

The Trust admitted liability and its counsel, Martin Forde QC, stood up in court to issue a full apology for the events of March 20 2002.

He said the Trust was “deeply sorry for what happened and for its enormous impact on George’s life and on every member of his family”.

The QC added that George’s parents had devoted their lives to his care, and described him as a “happy and delightful boy”.

The exact figures involved were kept confidential, but Mr Glancy said the settlement will take the form of a substantial lump-sum – plus annual, index-linked and tax-free payments to cover the cost of George’s future care.

Mr Justice Turner said George’s family had provided “deeply impressive” care to him since his birth, and concluded: “I hope that this compensation will go some way to putting right what’s been done”.

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