GBP 1.45 million awarded for birth-related injuries

A huge injury compensation payout has been awarded to the family a Hertfordshire teenager who suffered complications during her birth.

Judie Stock, now 19, suffers from learning difficulties, epilepsy and physical problems as a result of being starved of oxygen at the Royal Free Hospital in 1989, the BBC reports.

Her mother will now receive a lump sum of GBP 1.45 million in addition to £106,160 per year in order to cover the costs of caring for her.

The Health Authority’s barrister, Mr Paul Rees QC, said the doctors’ decision-making at the critical time of Jodie’s birth was "not of the standard Jodie and her mother could have expected".

"This will undoubtedly bring peace of mind to the family for the future and we wish them all the best for that future," he added.

Jodie’s case follows that of a Devon boy, who this month won one of the highest injury compensation settlements ever for brain injuries he sustained as a result of asphyxiation during his birth.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19172746-ADNFCR

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