A boy left severely disabled for life after he was starved of oxygen during his birth has won an NHS apology and compensation worth over £10million.
The boy, now aged 11, who cannot be identified, has been left with severe cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
Tragically he will never work or be able to look after himself and will require round-the-clock professional care as he get older, the family's barrister, Andrew Lewis, told London's High Court.
He added that liability was "never an issue" in the case, but a trial was set to go ahead to decide how much compensation the boy was due.
Judge Mr Justice Jay approved a lump sum payout of £8.99 million after the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust agreed to settle the claim, on Friday (June 16).
On top of that, the boy will receive annual, index-linked and tax-free payments to cover the costs of his care for life.
The boy has been cared for single-handedly by his mother so far and part of the award will be used to buy a specially adapted family home in Westminster.
Mr Lewis told the judge that properties in the middle of London are "incredibly expensive".
But the payout would "give the mother the freedom to choose an appropriate property" in the area where the family have always lived.
The annual payments will start at £84,000 for the next two years, then rising to £118,120 until he is aged 25, and finally to £205,000 for the rest of his life.
Philip Havers QC, for the trust, said sorry to the family for the suffering they have endured.
He told the court: "I would like to publicly offer a sincere apology on behalf of the trust for what went wrong in this case.
"No amount of compensation can ever turn back the clock.
"But it is hoped that the sums agreed in this case will provide some recompense for the mother and provide for this boy's future needs.
"We wish them all the best in the future."
Approving the deal, Mr Justice Jay said: "This is a more than reasonable settlement.
"I am fully satisfied that these are reasonable figures and I wish the boy and his mother all the very best for the future."
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