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Couple agree settlement with hospital bosses after son’s ‘birth mismanagement’

A judge approved a multimillion-pound agreement at a High Court hearing after being told that the teenager has been left ‘profoundly disabled’.

Mr Justice Jay approved the settlement at the High Court (PA)
Mr Justice Jay approved the settlement at the High Court (PA)

The parents of a boy left “profoundly disabled” following “mismanagement” of his birth have reached a multimillion-pound settlement with hospital bosses, a High Court judge has been told.

Mr Justice Jay heard that the couple had reached agreement on compensation after taking legal action against bosses at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Barrister William Latimer-Sayer QC told the judge at a High Court hearing in London that the trust had “admitted clinical negligence” as a result of “mismanagement” of the boy’s birth.

He said the boy, now in his teens, was “profoundly disabled”.

Lawyers representing the trust told the judge that bosses had apologised.

Mr Justice Jay approved the settlement.

He said the boy could not be identified.

Little detail of the background to the case emerged at the hearing.

Outside court, lawyers representing the couple said the boy was now in his teens.

They said a “multi-million” settlement had been agreed.

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