A mother and father are fighting for injury compensation one year after their child was born with cerebral palsy.
Ruby Hanson’s parents, Vicky Higgins and Jimmy Hanson, had a normal pregnancy with no complications until Ms Higgins went into hospital to deliver the baby, the North Devon Journal reports.
However, the North Devon Healthcare Trust’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding the delivery found significant failings at North Devon District Hospital, including delays following a 30-hour labour.
Mr Hanson and Ms Higgins are now hoping that the hospital will admit liability so that they can be provided with the injury compensation payout they will need to provide Ruby with a lifetime of care.
The news follows reports of a case in which a teenage girl, who was left blind after doctors failed to spot a tumour growing in her brain, received an injury compensation package worth GBP 1.5 million.