A small boy who was brain damaged at birth will receive injury compensation from a Welsh hospital in the amount of £2.275 million. The eight-year-old will receive the payout through Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust.
The boy’s brain damage was caused because his birth was delayed at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny. His final diagnosis included the chilling ring of dyskinetic cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy is one of the most painful diagnoses to hear. The term is confusing to most parents and even some doctors in the Bronx and Suffolk County. Through thorough testing, a child’s doctor should be able to accurately tell you the ‘type’ of CP your child has. The classification and diagnosis depends on the severity of his or her limitations and on what parts of the body and brain are affected.
Athetoid dyskinetic cerebral palsy is the second most frequently diagnosed type of cerebral palsy. Children affected with this type of CP generally have normal intelligence, but his body will be completely riddled with muscle problems. Muscle is either weak or tight resulting in trouble walking, sitting and even speaking clearly. Facial muscles are affected as well, and drooling may occur.
Cerebral Palsy is emotionally and financially devastating. New York Birth Injury Law Offices report that as a life-long condition, medical bills add up quickly and put additional strain on an already stressful situation.
London’s High Court also decided that the board will pay for the child’s continuing health care yearly with tax-free, index-linked payments. “This ruling,” a New York Birth Injury Attorney says, “will provide the additional support this family needs to maintain any sense of normalcy and will help them maintain their ‘sanity’ so to speak, so they can still offer their child a happy and loving family life.”
While settlements and money are not the complete answer to the tragedy of birth injuries, such agreements do provide affected families some financial relief at a time when they are forced to deal with the extra stress of a negligence that induced a permanent life-altering condition into their lives.
If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy because of a medical error, then you should not have to carry the burden alone. Expert advice is available. Seek a qualified Manhattan Birth Injury Attorney or Law Office to determine whether you are eligible for financial help. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in NY City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.