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Edge Hospital, Sheffield

This is a settlement for the Medical Malpractice lawsuit.

Chesterfield, UK: Oxygen starvation at birth resulted in Nicholas Smith's spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, a rare form of brain damage. Smith, now 27, was born in Nether Edge Hospital, Sheffield. He was a breech baby delivered by forceps, but his lawyers argued that there had been a negligent delay of two hours in delivering him and said that medics should have performed an emergency Caesarean. His parents sued Sheffield Health Authority on his behalf and hospital authorities agreed to settle at �2.2 million, which was approved in the hearing at the High Court. Though defense lawyers argued against his condition being a result of staff negligence, they settled on the basis of 50% liability. (Jan-25-07) [CHESTERFIELD TODAY: MEDICAL MALPRACTICE]

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Published on Feb-12-07


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