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Hospital Admit Negligence At High Court Case

Wednesday June 19 2013

Isabella Isabella

A SEVERELY disabled Barnsley girl who was starved of oxygen at birth will receive £8.5million in compensation after Barnsley Hospital admitted negligence.

Isabella Ramsbottom, eight, of Darton, was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck at the hospital in 2005, the High Court in London was told.

She has been left with severe cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, sight problems and needs round-the-clock care.

Her parents, Sandra and Andy, sued the hospital.

Sandra said: "The compensation can never make up for what happened to her.

"Isabella is very disabled and is often very poorly - she's in and out of hospital almost every week. We just want to be able to care for her properly at home so that she doesn't have to spend endless nights in hospital.

"Over the past few years, I have nursed Isabella myself day and night but now I will be able to use 24-hour nursing care and have nurses to sit with Isabella at night so that I can get to bed.

"We're glad this is all over and we can get on with our lives. My only regret is the hospital didn't admit to their mistakes earlier. If they had, we could have had the nursing care in place earlier in Isabella's life."

The settlement is made up of a substantial lump sum, plus annual payments which will be used to provide the specialist care Isabella needs for the rest of her life.

She will receive £316,000 until 2016, rising to £350,000 from 2017 until 2023, and rising again to £412,000 thereafter for as long as she lives.

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Reply Posted by julie on Wednesday June 19 2013 at 10:12
read this article and i don't think the payments should hae been made public in such a detailed way - suffice to say Isabella and her family have received the compensation they deserved - end of, Good luck to the family

Reply Posted by les on Thursday June 20 2013 at 00:31
I think what your really saying is lets not write about how negligent barnsley hospital is.
Even though barnsley hospital keeps trying to say different. another one pending.
What is missing is someone who can tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
Otherwise these things will continue over and over