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£12m payout for disabled boy

A High Court judge has approved a £12m compensation agreement for a seven-year-old boy left severely disabled after an abnormal heartbeat was not 'acted upon' during his birth, lawyers said. The Friarage hospital where he was treated has apologised.

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£12m payout for disabled boy

A High Court judge has approved a £12m compensation agreement for a seven-year-old boy left severely disabled after an abnormal heartbeat was not 'acted upon' during his birth, lawyers said.

Toby Hart, of Bedale, North Yorkshire, will need 24-hour care for the rest of his life.

Mr and Mrs Hart later said they hoped that the NHS would invest in better midwife training.

Lawyers said a settlement had been agreed with the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The hospital has apologised to the Hart family.

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