Father Of Medical Negligence Victim Says Lincolnshire Hospitals 'Must Learn Lessons'
30th September 2013
Lincolnshire hospitals need to learn lessons in the wake of clinical negligence claims, the father of a severely disabled girl has said.
The Sleaford Target reports that Andy Evans, whose daughter Milly received £10.8 million in a medical negligence compensation claim in May 2012, said Lincoln County Hospitals “must learn from certain errors they should not have made” so that other children do not end up with irreparable injuries that significantly damage their quality of life.
Milly, who is now 12, endured in-utero distress and underwent a seizure in March 2001, which left her with cerebral palsy. United Lincolnshire NHS Trust admitted blame in the brain injury compensation claim.
Figures from the NHS Litigation Authority revealed that between 2008/09 and 2012/13, the NHS Trust spent £42,356,481, or an average of £8.5 million every year, on clinical negligence claims. Of this, £29,920,802 related to damages.
Mr Evans said that in the last ten months, Milly’s care has cost £110,000. However, despite the extent of his daughter’s disabilities, Mr Evans said he and his wife Kate do not hold any grudges against the hospital.
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