Young boy suffers at birth for medical negligence
A remarkable young boy who suffered through medical negligence has cerebral palsy as a result of the mismanagement of his birth. Medical staff failed to monitor his mother correctly during labour which led to him being deprived of oxygen for a prolonged period before he was eventually delivered. The young boy was born in a very poor condition and required full resuscitation at birth. When he was six months old his parents were advised that he had severe developmental delays. He was eventually diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and it became apparent that he had significant cognitive and physical disabilities and would require total care and support all of his life.
The investigation revealed circumstances surrounding his birth and the defendant hospital admitted liability before legal proceedings were commenced. A significant amount of compensation was recovered to provide for all of his future needs. He now has a full care package in place and a case manager to assist him and his family, allowing them to enjoy more time together as a family. He has a full package of aids and equipment to assist with his mobility and give him more freedom outside of the home. He also receives speech and language therapy as well as physiotherapy.