£2.8 Million Pay Out following catastrophic Brain Injury

31 January 2014

Damages pay out for medical negligence claim which resulted in £2.8 Million payout

£2.8 million lump sum paid to family of girl left brain damaged following glue injection

The High Court in London has made a lump sum award of damages of £2.8 million to a young girl who suffered a catastrophic brain injury following an error which occurred at Great Ormond Street Hospital in June 2010.

An annual sum [periodical payment] of £383,000 will also be paid, which sum will increase when she reaches the age of 19.

Maisha Najeeb had a pre-existing medical condition which required treatment to inject glue into blood vessels to stem bleeding. The condition also required Maisha to have a harmless dye injected into the brain to check the flow of blood. On this occasion Maisha was due to have the dye injected into an artery to check blood flow, but tragically the dye and glue were mixed up and the glue was erroneously injected into an artery in Maisha’s brain causing permanent brain damage.

Great Ormond Street Hospital admitted liability in respect of the error and a lump sum figure of £2.8 million was approved by the Judge together with an annual payment in respect of care.

The Trust also made an unreserved apology to Maisha and her family for what was an avoidable error.

If you believe that a hospital or other care provider such as a GP or midwife in Northern Ireland may have been negligent in providing advice or medical treatment to you or your child, which has resulted in brain damage or other injury, and which could have been avoided, Worthingtons Solicitors have an experienced team of litigators who specialise in Medical negligence and in particular birth injuries. The Medical Negligence Team will gladly provide advice on all aspects of cerebral palsy claims in Northern Ireland.

Contact Claire McDaid at our Belfast office on (90434015) or Nikki McConnell at our Newtownards office on (91811538) for advice and guidance on this process.

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