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.