Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Compensation Agreed for Boy

A young boy, who has left brain damaged and sufferingdue to negligence at his birth, has had his  cerebral palsy birth injury compensation settlement approved in the High Court.

Dontay Crooks (6) from Oxford was born in the city´s John Radcliffe Hospital in 2005, but difficulties developed during his birth which resulted in the young boy being starved of oxygen and sustaining a cerebral palsy injury as a result.

The High Court in London was told that Dontay now has little control over his limbs and is unable to walk. He is also visually impaired, has severe learning difficulties and suffers from bouts of epilepsy.

In the claim for cerebral palsy birth injury compensation made against the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust by Dontay´s mother, it was claimed that with better management of the birth Dontay would not had suffered such traumatic injuries and would be able to maintain a more normal life.

The John Radcliffe Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust accepted liability for Dontay´s injuries and agreed to an immediate lump sum settlement of 1 million pounds with further annual payments on a rising scale which will reach 140,000 pounds per year when Dontay reaches the age of eighteen.