Father to receive compensation for hospital blunders

A Stratford father is in line to receive a multi-million pound injury compensation payout after hospital blunders left him paralysed from the waist down.

Former carpenter Michael Spence, 29, broke his back in a car accident five years ago while his seat belt was undone as he attended to his 18-month-old son.

As well as being paralysed from the waist down, Mr Spence still suffers from panic attacks and depression as a result of his accident.

His High Court compensation case focused on the treatment he received at King George Hospital in Goodmayes.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has been told it must pay 80 per cent of his injury compensation figure, which it is thought may total as high as GBP 3 million.

The news follows reports in the Beaconsfield News that a 32-year-old woman is in line to receive GBP 3 million in compensation as a result of brain damage sustained during her birth.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19267229-ADNFCR

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