Jonathan Jones QC secures £26.5m settlement for child who suffered severe brain injury due to delayed diagnosis of hypoglycaemia

Tue, 29 Jan 2019

Jonathan Jones QC recently acted for a severely brain injured child who received in excess of £26.5 million pounds in settlement of his claim.  The child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, suffered a hypoglycaemic attack when only a few days old.  Unfortunately, there was a delay in diagnosing and treating his hypoglycaemia and as a result he suffered severe brain damage.  He now suffers from severe behavioural and cognitive problems and requires 2 to 1 care at all times during the day. Liability was admitted at an early stage, but the case settled only a few weeks before the trial on quantum. The award involved the payment of a lump sum and a periodical payment to meet the Claimant’s annual costs for care, case management and Court of Protection costs. The settlement was approved by HHJ Robert Owen QC sitting in the Nottingham District Registry.

Jonathan Jones QC was instructed by Julie Hardy of Barretts solicitor, Nottingham.

Jonathan Jones QC is Deputy Head of Chambers and is member of the Clinical Negligence, Industrial Disease, Personal Injury and Professional Negligence groups at No5 Barristers’ Chambers. To view his profile please visit: http://www.no5.com/barristers/barrister-details/245-jonathan-jones-qc/

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