Record Birth Injury Compensation

A £10.8m birth injury settlement, believed to be one of the largest in a medical negligence claim, will pay for lifetime care for 11-year-old Milly Evans, who has cerebral palsy, cannot speak and is dependent on others.

Birth Injury Negligence

The NHS agreed to pay compensation after the hospital failed to monitor Milly’s mother adequately during labour, which led to Milly suffering catastrophic injuries when she was born.  The High Court settlement includes a lump sum of £5.9m and periodic payments throughout her life of up to £204,000 a year.  Milly's barrister, told the court it was a tragic case and "yet another incident of an avoidable accident at birth which caused devastating injuries".

Cerebral Palsy Injury

Milly who uses wheelchair is also unable to speak.  Her intellect though is fairly well intact and she communicates through sophisticated eye-gaze equipment.  The family will use the compensation to move into an adapted home with hoists and a hydrotherapy pool.  It will also pay for past and future full-time care for Milly, as well as treatment, education, special equipment, transport and loss of future earnings.  Though, the barrister added, "The money will never make up for the mistake that condemned Milly to a lifetime of dependency on others."

Head Injury UK

At Head Injury UK we have particular experience and expertise in handling birth injury and cerebral palsy claims.  We always strive to obtain the fullest compensation to provide for all the needs of our injured clients.  If you want to discuss how we may be able to help you, please contact our cerebral palsy claim specialist Clare Langford.

 

What our clients say

We know that we have been extremely fortunate to have had such a consummate PI lawyer in Andy acting on our behalf but we have also been blessed by having had his support, trust, friendship and loyalty throughout. We cannot ever thank him enough.

The compensation Nicola has received has helped her move from a tiny council flat into a massive bungalow which has been specifically adapted. It has enabled her to have a better life.

If it was not for the help of my solicitor I don't know where I would have been today. He provided a great deal of emotional support and secured compensation at various stages from the insurance company to fund my treatment and allow me to live. He was there from start to finish.

Higgs & Sons acted for us for 5 years until our daughters claim for personal injuries was finally settled. Ian remains a trustee of our daughters trust fund and we now look upon him as a friend.