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Almost £30m to be paid to baby's family by Greater Manchester hospital trust after 'negligence' caused 'life-changing injuries'

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A Greater Manchester hospital trust will pay out nearly £30m after ‘accepting their negligence led to a baby girl suffering catastrophic injuries’, according to a family’s lawyers.

The case is the ‘second largest settlement the NHS has ever made in a medical negligence case’, it is claimed. The baby girl was born ‘seemingly healthy’, said the legal representatives, but ‘shortly after birth there were signs that she was in distress’.

Due to a ‘series of negligent omissions in her postnatal care and ultimately the delay in performing surgery, she sustained catastrophic and life-changing injuries in the form of cerebral palsy’, the legal representatives for the baby girl and her family claim.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stepping Hill Hospital, ‘admitted breach of duty and causation, which together amount to a full admission of liability’, say Nockolds Solicitors and lawyers from Exchange Chambers, which represented the baby girl and her family.

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