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Brain-damaged girl receives injury compensation from hospital

A family from Swansea has secured a seven-figure injury compensation sum after medical mistakes almost killed their daughter at birth.

Rhiannon Pridmore, now seven, suffered severe brain damage during her birth at Singleton Hospital after the umbilical cord became entangled around her neck.

She has now been diagnosed with tetraplegic cerebral palsy and cannot speak, walk or stand, as well as visual problems and learning difficulties.

"This money will give us financial security to provide for all Rhiannon’s needs and enable us to make her life as happy as possible," commented her father Brian.

The precise amount of the family’s injury compensation sum has not been disclosed, but is understood to be a substantial lump sum accompanied by annual payments to cover the cost of her care.

It follows news that the parents of a one-year-old girl born with cerebral palsy in Devon are seeking up to GBP 5 million in injury compensation.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19479047-ADNFCR

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