Suzanne Adams says her family will finally be able to 'move on properly' after it was decided last week that she and her son James will receive £14.5 million due to mistakes made at Lincoln County Hospital during James' birth. It is one of the largest ever payouts for medical negligence.
United Lincolnshire NHS Trust accepted liability for James' injuries in 2009 after it was found that 13-year-old James was starved of oxygen at birth, leading to cerebral palsy. The payout is reflective of the lifetime of care that James needs.
Suzanne was admitted to Lincoln County Hospital in 2002 and although James' heart was being monitored after her arrival, irregularities were either ignored or not interpreted properly and staff failed to carry out a timely caesarean section.
Suzanne Adams spoke exclusively to Calendars's Adam Fowler.