Ilford girl suffers brain injury at birth after hospital failings led to cerebral palsy diagnosis – Essex Live

A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings of hospital staff which led to her being diagnosed with cerebral palsy has received a multi-million payout.

She was injured after her mother’s treatment was delayed during pregnancy and as a result she will need specialist care and therapies for the rest of her life.

The girl, who can only be referred to as ABC to protect her identity, was born in 2002 in a hospital in Ilford.

Staff at King George Hospital did not treat her mother’s diabetes which later led to the girl suffering a brain injury.

Her mum has said she feels “sadness” and “resentment” over what happened.

The severe injury could have been avoided if the anonymous mother had received appropriate care during her pregnancy, labour and delivery.

The girl now lives mild physical disabilities and significant learning disabilities.

The Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs King George, has agreed a settlement totalling to £8.2 million.

The funds will pay for treatments such as physiotherapy and accommodation, to allow ABC to live as independently as possible in the future.

It will also help as she won’t be able to work in the future.

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