After her medical treatment left her catastrophically injured, one Colchester schoolgirl has won a serious medical negligence compensation package in the millions of pounds, according to personal injury compensation experts.
The schoolgirl, whose name was withheld from the media due to privacy and legal concerns, sustained life changing injuries following her admission to hospital as a baby as she suffered from a severe infection. The young girl is thought to be less than ten years of age today, accident claim experts say.
The NHS trust for Barking, Havering, And Redbridge University Hospitals made an admission of liability for the young girl’s injuries and made their unreserved apologies to both her and her family, calling the treatment she received ‘negligent.’ London’s High Court has since approved a medical negligence compensation package for the schoolgirl, comprised of a lump sum payment of £5 million, followed by annual index linked payments of £50,000.
From 2029, the girl’s annual compensation payments will total £100,000 a year in order to pay for her care and support. Called both independent and determined, the young girl was said to be an extremely hard worker and will undoubtedly live a long and productive life due to the compensation payments she will now receive.
The compensation award to be paid to the young girl will not only enable her family to pay for the highly expensive care she will need for the rest of her natural life, but is also to compensate her for any pain and suffering she has experienced throughout her life due to her botched medical treatment. The NHS Trust is believed to also be absorbing the legal costs for the child, which are estimated to be £150,000.