A ten-year old boy who suffered brain damage at birth has been awarded over GBP 7 million in injury compensation.
Harry Snowdon was left in need of constant care after he was starved of oxygen at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
A hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice found that his birth had been delayed unnecessarily even though there were signs of distress.
His mother had also been given excessive doses of Syntocinon and her condition had not been adequately monitored.
Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust accepted liability and were handed a GBP 7.1 million injury compensation bill that will help to pay for the cost of caring for Harry, who is unlikely to ever be able to support himself.
It comes soon after it was reported that a couple whose baby son died due to delays at the University Hospital of Wales have been awarded GBP 160,000 in injury compensation.