£6 million NHS compensation package for teenage boy who caught meningitis within hours of his birth

24 February 2020 – ITV News

£6 million in damages has been paid by the NHS to a teenage boy.

Within a few hours of being born at Birmingham Women’s Hospital the boy was infected with the Group B Streptococcus bug, a bacteria that then developed into meningitis.

The disease left the boy with permanent brain damage, cerebral palsy and a reduced life expectancy.

Birmingham Women and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust admitted that there were “shortcomings” in the boy’s care.

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