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£7.3m awarded to brain damaged girl

22nd February 2012

Danielle Marshall, a 12-year-old girl who suffered brain damage after being treated at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage as a premature baby, has been awarded £7.3 million in damages.

She was left with learning difficulties and the East and North Herts NHS Trust has admitted it was negligent in her care. The trust's chief executive Nick Carver, said: "The East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust is pleased to have been able to agree a settlement...The trust has written to Danielle's family apologising for the treatment she received in 1999 and also reassuring them that the issues involved have been reviewed to ensure that lessons were learnt."

 

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