A mother is taking Milton Keynes Hospital to court for compensation over ‘lifelong damage’ caused to her daughter due to her traumatic birth.
The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is now 12 and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
Her condition means she cannot use any of her limbs and will need care for the rest of her life.
The mother has made her claim to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. It is in the names of her and her daughter.
The particulars of her claim state: “I am seeking remedy for the lifelong damage, loss and harm as a consequence of quadriplegic cerebral palsy caused by clinical negligences at Milton Keynes Hospital.”
She said her daughter’s life had been “tragically devastated and stunted” by the inability to use any of her limbs.
The claim also alleges the child has suffered negligence in her aftercare throughout her life and has not received access to services in MK.
It alleges she has been left with an “inadequate care plans and poor equipment” as she approaches adult life.
“She will need sufficient compensation to sustain her life in place of the non-existent services that she has been unable to access. She has suffered delays in getting vital operations and treatment to avoid further physical damage,” states the mum.
“I have strived for more but (my daughter) has been discriminated against whilst getting assessed for services to save the social services budget.”
The NHS has previously denied liability for the child’s condition.