Compensation for Teenager Caused to Suffer Brain Damage at John Radcliffe Hospital
High Court Judge Simeon Maskrey QC approved settlement of a Claim for compensation brought by a patient caused to suffer brain damage.
The Claimant had been a teenager in 2013, when she underwent brain surgery, following a road traffic accident in 2013.
Unfortunately, following surgery, she fell from her bed and suffered brain damage. She lost the ability to move or communicate and, whilst her condition subsequently improved, she continues to suffer from intense tiredness and has mobility never fully recovered.
She continues to have difficulty walking, will never be able to work or live independently.
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, who operate John Radcliffe Hospital, admitted fault.
As compensation, it was agreed that the Trust Claimant would be paid a lump sum of £3 million pounds, together with annual, index-linked, payments starting at £57,000 per year, rising to £145,000 per year in 2026.
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