The girl received £ 20.7 million from the NHS after birth errors

The Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

The Royal Berkshire Hospital, ReadingImage Copyright


The Royal Berkshire Hospital admitted that mistakes were made during the birth of the girl.

A girl who suffered a serious brain injury during her birth received 20.7 million pounds in compensation from the NHS.

He has quadriplegic cerebral palsy after mistakes were made at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading in 2011.

He admitted negligence in 2017 and lawyers representing the girl said he lost four opportunities to turn her in earlier to avoid injuries.

The hospital's trust said it "deeply regrets" the standard of care provided during the birth of the girl.

In a statement to the BBC, the medical director of the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Dr. Janet Lippett, said the organization was "pleased that an agreement has been reached and wishes the family a good future."

He added that the care provided to the newborn in 2011 "fell below our usual standard."

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The lawyers acting on behalf of the family said that the eight-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is intellectually capable but has a severe physical disability and needs 24-hour attention.

They added that trust did not respond to her heart rate for more than six hours before she was born and did not perform a caesarean section soon enough.

They said this led her to be deprived of oxygen and cause irreversible brain damage.

The girl's mother said the agreement, approved in Superior Court on Monday, would not only provide 24-hour attention, but also allow her daughter to "achieve the best possible life and reach her great potential."

She said: "Our daughter is an incredibly lively young woman with her own very strong personality.

"As she grows up, she is increasingly frustrated by the limitations she lives with every day, but she still has big plans for the future."