A young boy from Lincoln is expecting a substantial injury compensation payout after medics misdiagnosed his condition following a football injury.
Rees Ross, now 12, was playing football with his fellow pupils at school when he clashed heads with another boy, the Fenland Citizen reports.
His mother was told a doctors’ service run by West Lincolnshire PCT to give him painkillers and allow him to sleep.
However, several hours later Rees was rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure, where doctors discovered potentially fatal bleeding on the brain.
Rees is now reliant on a wheelchair to get around and has trouble speaking.
West Lincolnshire PCT has agreed to pay injury compensation in order to fund the boy’s long-term care requirements.
The case follows reports in the Buckinghamshire Advertiser that a woman left severely disabled after suffering brain damage at birth has received a GBP 3 million injury compensation payout at the High Court.