Family Receives £7.5m Clinical Negligence Compensation For Child's Brain Haemorrhage
16th October 2013
A family has received a £7.5 million medical negligence compensation payout after their daughter was left severely brain damaged after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
Morgan Stocks, who is now ten, was just a five-week-old baby in 2003 when she suffered an intracranial bleed.
Her family claimed that staff at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital spotted the haemorrhage, but failed to properly investigate the condition or treat it, which led to a second bleed. This second bleed was significantly more damaging, and Morgan now has permanent mental and physical health problems, including epilepsy, brain damage and cerebral palsy.
Alder Hey has since apologised to the Stocks family and it is hoped that the clinical negligence compensation settlement will support Morgan’s needs for the rest of her life.
However, Alder Hey did not accept full liability in the medical negligence claim, and the case reached settlement with court approval.
The clinical negligence compensation was paid with an initial lump sum of £2 million, with Morgan receiving the rest of the money on an annual basis for the rest of her lifetime.
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