Brain damaged man wins compensation rightsFriday, June 29th, 2012
A man has won the right to seek compensation after he was left brain damaged following his birth in 1991.
The compensation amount could be in the millions.
David Fawdrey was diagnosed with acute brain damage after his birth due to oxygen starvation in the later stages of his emergency caesarean in Basildon Hospital.
In London’s High Court a settlement was approved that wiill secure him a compensation package worth “several million” to help with his future care.
With assistance from his parents, Richard and Sioban, David is claiming against the health authority, East of England Strategic Health, who managed the hospital at the time for negligence. The authority has denied liability.
NHS experts have said that the damage caused to Mr Fawdrey’s brain had happened before the delivery and was not caused by a delay during the critical stages of the birth by medics.
His legal team had confirmed that the health authority have compromised over the liability and will pay him 70 per cent of his compensation.
Mr Fawdrey’s parents said: “David will be able to fund the support and care he will need for the rest of his life.
“However, no amount of money will make up for the impact of his injuries on him and our family.”