Colchester General Hospital to pay disabled youngster £4.5million

Colchester Hospital to pay disabled youngster £4.5million in compensation

Colchester Hospital to pay disabled youngster £4.5million in compensation

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A little girl who has been left severely disabled due to brain damage suffered after birth has been awarded a £4.5million settlement.

Samantha Singleton-Parkes, now 10, was born at Colchester General Hospital in 2003 but has faced a lifetime of difficulties ever since.

Her mother, Gail Singleton-Parkes sued Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust on Samantha’s behalf, claiming the injuries, including brain damage and cerebral palsy, were down to negligence.

The trust denied liability, but has now agreed to settle the matter by paying Mrs Singleton-Parkes 70 per cent of what she was claiming in the High Court in London.

Today His Honour Judge Birtles awarded the Brightlingsea based family about £4.5million to cover the cost of Samantha’s future care needs.

For the full story see Wednesday's Gazette. 

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10:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Harry.Brown says...

i never get that how can you deny liability then cough up nearly 5 Mill???
should come out of the staff wages involved aswell
the little girl got 70% should have been 170% of what she asked for?
i never get that how can you deny liability then cough up nearly 5 Mill??? should come out of the staff wages involved aswell the little girl got 70% should have been 170% of what she asked for? Harry.Brown
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