A 15-year-old schoolgirl is in line to receive an injury compensation package worth GBP 6.5 million as a result of medical negligence at her birth.
Rhiannon Hayman, from Bridgend, suffered brain damage when she was born in November 1994 at the town’s Princess of Wales Hospital.
She was born feet first after a delay in delivery, leading to a period of asphyxia which led to severe brain damage.
Approving the injury compensation settlement, High Court judge Mr Justice Owen commented: "She is a remarkable young lady and one cannot help but be moved by the positive attitude to life, the sheer zest for life, that shines out of the reports, despite the grievous misfortune she suffered at her birth."
It follows news that Jonathon Khairule, a severely disabled man who claims that Tameside General Hospital made mistakes during his birth, has been awarded GBP 2 million in injury compensation.