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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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Hospital statement following compensation payout

Paula Shobbrook, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, from Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We apologise sincerely to Charles and his family for the level of care they received.

"In October 2010 the Trust admitted that the standard of care afforded to Charles' mother during the course of her labour and his delivery fell below an acceptable standard.

“Soon after receiving a fully detailed letter of claim from the family’s lawyers in March 2010, the Trust admitted negligence in October. "

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