A multi-million pound injury compensation and care package has been paid out to a nine-year-old girl who was left needing 24-hour care after an undiagnosed virus caused her brain damage.
Angela Frost was left with spastic quadriplegia and acute learning difficulties after doctors at James Paget Hospital failed to diagnose her condition, the Ipswich Evening Star reports.
She was taken to see a GP as a baby when her parents noticed that she was permanently sleepy and losing weight, but despite being admitted to hospital immediately, doctors made no clear diagnosis.
"The Trust is pleased that this claim has now been resolved to the satisfaction of both parties and that appropriate long-term provision has been made for Angela and her family," a spokesperson for the James Paget Hospital told the paper.
It comes soon after news that a boy left brain damaged in a fall at his nursery has been awarded millions of pounds in injury compensation.