The Claimant, a young boy, was delivered by emergency caesarean section but had been deprived of oxygen, causing brain injury. As a young child he consistently exhibited volatile behaviour which significantly affected his education and family life. He also had some right-sided physical difficulties. The Claimant was later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD.
The Defendant made an early admission of liability in respect of the Claimant’s right-sided physical difficulties, but causation of his significant neurodevelopmental and neurocognitive problems remained in issue.
A settlement for over £30 million to provide for his future care was approved by His Honour Judge Graham Robinson in the High Court in London on Tuesday 29th October 2019.
Lizanne Gumbel QC was instructed by Jane Weakley of Fieldfisher for the Claimant. Richard Booth QC was instructed by Harjit Talwar of Hempsons for the NHS Foundation Trust.
Read more in the press below:
- The Times (31st October 2019, pg. 25 and in The Brief),
- Evening Standard
- British Medical Journal (BMJ)