A hospital trust has agreed to pay out up to £4m to cover the lifetime costs of care for a Coventry girl who was left severely disabled because of mistakes made during her birth.
Medical errors by University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust staff starved Hollie McDowall's brain of oxygen, leaving her doubly incontinent, and unable to sit up, walk or communicate.
On Monday the High Court in Coventry approved the award by the Trust to pay for the care the girl, now eight, will need for the rest of her life, including an immediate £1.7m lump sum and regular annual payments.
The lawyer representing Frank Golby's family, who've received a five figure payout from the University Hospital Coventry after doctors failed to spot he had lung cancer, said:
"The Golby family have been devastated by what has happened.
The fact that Frank's cancer was completely missed back in 2010 meant he never had the opportunity to access the cancer treatment he so desperately needed."
"Following the Trust's full admission that the errors led to Frank's untimely death, we very much hope that the Hospital has since learnt lessons from this tragedy and has put in place changes in the way scans are checked and reviewed, to ensure that a fundamental error such as this is not allowed to happen again."