A girl who was left severely disabled after her birth at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has been awarded an injury compensation payout worth millions of pounds.
Tahlia Jade Downes, who is now 14, was deprived of oxygen when she was delivered by doctors at the hospital, BBC News reports.
She was born with permanent brain damage, leading to serious mental and physical disabilities which also affect her ability to see.
Her mother Dawn sued the managers of the hospital, claiming that a Caesarean section would have avoided her daughter’s injuries.
Although the total sum of her injury compensation has not yet been made known, it has been confirmed by lawyers acting on behalf of the family that her claim will run into the millions of pounds.
In a similar case, teenager Toby Wheeler was recently awarded a GBP 1.35 million injury compensation sum after he was left with disabilities at birth.