A teenager, whose birth was allegedly mismanaged resulting in oxygen starvation and brain injuries, has had her multi-million pounds compensation package approved in court.
Georgia Eloise Hunt of Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire was born at the city’s hospital in 1992 suffering from cerebral palsy and epilepsy caused – it was claimed by her parents – by the delay of her birth due to insufficient monitoring.
Mrs Justice Swift at the High Court heard how Georgia Eloise, who is now eighteen years of age, was allegedly starved of oxygen during her delivery and suffered “hypoxic insult” which has now left her with mobility problems and requiring 24 hour care.
In a case brought through Georgia Eloise’s father, Grahame Hunt, it was claimed that if the birth had been properly monitored, the injuries to her brain could have been avoided or contained so that Georgia Eloise could have led a more normal life.
The settlement package, which consists of a 1.4 million pounds lump sum payment and annual index-linked payments of 110,000 pounds was agreed by the NHS trust without admission of liability.