A boy who suffers from a disability in his right arm after medical mistakes were made during his birth has been awarded GBP 270,795 in injury compensation at the High Court.
Grant Hembry, who is now 11, suffered shoulder dystocia when he was delivered at Derriford Hospital, the Plymouth Herald reports.
The condition caused nerve damage and led to Erb’s Palsy, meaning that he has a loss of function in his right shoulder, arm and hand.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust admitted negligence after it transpired that medical staff at Derriford Hospital failed to overcome standard manoeuvres to combat a stuck shoulder at birth.
"We have apologised to Mr and Mrs Hembry that the care they and Grant received fell below the standard they were entitled to expect," a spokesperson for the trust told the paper.
It follows news that a couple whose baby son died as a result of critical delays at University Hospital of Wales have received GBP 160,000 in injury compensation.