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Child's brain damage from excessive glucose


Our client suffered congenital abnormalities as a result of which he had to undergo extensive surgery shortly following his birth. The surgery itself proceeded smoothly, but after his discharge our client developed necrotising entercolitis for which he had to be readmitted.

He needed feeding intravenously, but the total parenteral nutrition (TPN) contained excessive glucose causing a brain haemorrhage and permanent brain damage.

As a result, our client suffers learning, behavioural and social difficulties and has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, will never be able to live independently and is unlikely to be employed.

We achieved settlement in this case for £2.7 million.


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