A 10-year-old girl from Essex who suffered a catastrophic brain injury shortly after her birth at Colchester General Hospital is to receive £4.5 million in compensation.
The damages, made up of a lump sum and annual payments, will provide a more secure financial future for Samantha Singleton-Parkes, who has cerebral palsy.
The settlement against Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust in Essex was approved by Judge Birtles, who was told by David Pittaway QC that Samantha's family had played a fantastic part in bringing her up.
Mrs Singleton-Parkes, of Brightlingsea, Essex, said:
The trust commented: