Severely disabled man awarded £2.5m damages 47 years after his birth



A severely disabled man has been awarded £2.5 million High Court damages - 47 years after his birth.
Peter Atherton was white because of asphyxia when he was born at Billinge Hospital in August 1969, and needed resuscitation.
Left with multiple physical and learning difficulties, Mr Atherton has since received “unstinting care” from his parents, Maurice and Sheila, who are now both in their 70s.
The couple, of Marsh Green, Wigan, had received very little professional assistance, Simeon Maskrey QC told Judge Graham Wood in London on Monday.
They brought a claim against the NHS Commissioning... read more

 
17 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 25
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