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Mother awarded £13million in NHS blunder
A mother of two children who were left severely disabled through blunders made during their births at the same hospital has won £13m compensation. Paula McKay’s daughter, Natasha, was born severely disabled after she was starved of oxygen during her birth at the former Sharoe Green Hospital in Preston, Lancs in 1991. Seventeen months later her son, Patrick, suffered a similar botched delivery which left him needing constant care. Doctors had initially denied there had been a problem.
Olivia Scates, partner in Clinical Negligence said: "Paula's had to cope with two avoidable tragedies involving her children. Now she'll have the support she needs to provide care to her daughter so she doesn't have to worry about the future."
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The news has also fetaured in a number of print newpapers on 14th April 2015: The Daily Telegraph (Page 11), The Mirror (Page 2) and The Times (Page 16).
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