10-year-old wins £4.8m over negligent hospital care

A 10-year-old boy has won a £4.8m payout after negligent treatment at a private hospital led to him needing a kidney transplant.

Lucas Tuppeny was born with a bowel defect and required a colostomy.

A series of subsequent medical errors at Bupa Cromwell Hospital in west London led to renal failure and left Lucas needing dialysis treatment from the age of six months.

10-year-old Lucas Tuppeny won a big payout at the High Court. Credit: Family handout/PA Wire

Lucas, who now lives with his mother in the US, has already had 28 procedures with a total of 149 days in hospital.

Judge Richard Parkes paid tribute to the "extraordinary devotion" of Lucas' mother Therese and the "splendid young man" she has raised.