A teenager from Suffolk has won an injury compensation settlement worth more than GBP 1 million from the NHS after mistakes during her birth left her with cerebral palsy.
Kersha Sanders, who is now 19, was born five weeks premature at West Suffolk Hospital but delays during her delivery meant that she suffered oxygen starvation.
Although she staged a recovery in the hospital’s special baby unit, Miss Sanders will be confined to a wheelchair with severe motor and language disabilities for the rest of her life.
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust has now agreed to pay her more than GBP 1 million in injury compensation, which will help her in her current occupation as a student of sports performance.
It follows news that a woman who was left with a ten-minute memory after a series of mistakes by doctors has received a GBP 4.46 million injury compensation package.