Mother's compensation win

A mother from Dorset has been awarded £7.1m compensation for her brain-damaged son from the hospital where he was born.

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14-year compensation battle finally won

It's taken 14 years, but tonight a mother has won her legal battle against a hospital whose errors left her son brain damaged at birth.

Charlie Scott, from Dorset, was starved of oxygen and born with a serious form of cerebral palsy. It has left him unable to walk, talk, sit up or drink without help.

His mother, Clare, has now been awarded more than £7m damages after her lawyers proved midwives were at fault. Sally Simmonds takes up the story.

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