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Government Announces New Birth Injuries Compensation Scheme

Malcolm Underhill
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Families of children who have suffered birth injuries may find claiming compensation easier under a new scheme announced by Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. The new Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme, which is out for consultation, would investigate...

Woman brain damaged at birth awarded £1.75m

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A young woman from Cumbria is set to receive a £1.75m lump sum in damages, after suing the North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust for medical negligence .  Medics failed to spot that the baby was being starved of oxygen In 2000, a young...