GBP 3 million compensation for birth injuries

A Beaconsfield woman is in line to receive GBP 3 million in injury compensation after complications during her birth led to lifelong brain damage.

Samantha Fry had to be delivered by Caesarean section after her heartbeat dropped while her mother was giving birth to her at Wycombe General Hospital in 1977, This is Local London reports.

She required resuscitation following her birth, during which a lack of oxygen during the period of delay caused permanent damage to her brain.

Ms Fry now suffers from cerebral palsy and is reliant on constant care, according to the paper.

A High Court judge approved the settlement of a GBP 3 million compensation claim her lawyers brought against the South Central Strategic Health Authority, which manages the Wycombe General Hospital.

The case follows reports in the Portsmouth News that a six-year-old girl who was left disabled after being starved of oxygen at birth has been given a GBP 1.3 million injury compensation payout.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19265185-ADNFCR

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