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A hospital trust is to pay £6 million pounds to the parents of an 11-year-old boy who was severely disabled after he was starved of oxygen during his birth.
Joseph O-Reggio's heart rate dropped but medical staff didn't intervene for almost ten hours. The hospital trust admitted staff should have reacted sooner.
11-year-old Jospeh O'Reggio was born severly brain damaged after complications at birth.
Today, he and his family has been awarded a £6 million NHS compensation package.
The money is to fund the life time of care he will now need.
He was starved of Oxygen during labour at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton in 2001.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust admits staff should have delivered Joseph an hour earlier, but denied the delays caused Joseph's injuries.
The Trust have agreed to meet 80% of Joseph's claim. It means he will be paid a sum of money every year for the rest of his life.