Birth Injury Compensation Agreed for Cerebral Palsy Boy

Posted on: November 24th, 2013 by Editor

A young boy, who has left brain damaged and suffering from cerebral palsy due to negligence at his birth, has had his birth injury compensation settlement approved in the High Court.

Dontay Crooks (6) from Oxford was born in the city´s John Radcliffe Hospital in 2005, but complications developed during his birth which resulted in the young boy being starved of oxygen and sustaining a cerebral palsy injury as a result.

The High Court in London heard that Dontay now has little control over his limbs and is unable to walk. He is also visually impaired, has severe learning difficulties and suffers from bouts of epilepsy.

In the claim for birth injury compensation made against the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust by Dontay´s mother, it was alleged that with better management of the birth Dontay would not had sustained such traumatic injuries and would be able to maintain a more normal life.

The John Radcliffe Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust admitted liability for Dontay´s injuries and agreed to an immediate lump sum settlement of 1 million pounds with further annual payments on a rising scale which will reach 140,000 pounds per year when Dontay reaches the age of eighteen.


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