Video. The family of a brian damaged man are taking legal action against a hospital in Oxford, thirty years after this birth. Paul Kirtland suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and will need care for the rest of his life.
His parents believe he became infected with a bacteria while in the special baby care unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and this caused his brain damage. The hospital denies negligence and says it will fight any legal action. Heather Edwards reports.
Body parts from soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept in hospital labs without permission from their families.
Six body parts and more than 50 tissue samples were reportedly retained by the Royal Military Police without relatives of the servicemen being notified.
Investigators from the Ministry of Defence reportedly discovered the body parts at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital, while the tissue samples are being held at the Bulford Garrison in Wiltshire.
"Investigations are being carried out urgently into this matter. The Royal Military Police Special Investigations Branch has also taken swift action to ensure this cannot happen again and are identifying the families affected as quickly as possible."