NHS to pay £24million following accident during surgery

The NHS is facing a £24million payout following a mix-up in an operating theatre that led to a 10-year-old-girl being left with catastrophic brain damage.

The claim, which is the largest in a case of medical negligence, was launched after Maisha Najeeb’s doctor accidentally injected glue into her brain during surgery at Great Ormond Street children’s hospital, after mistaking the syringe filled with glue with the correct one filled with dye.

The mistake left Maisha blind in one eye and in a wheelchair barely able to move. She also suffers from painful spasms in her legs.

A settlement in the High Court in London awarded Maisha, who is now 13, with an initial payout of £2.8 million, followed by annual payments of £383,000 until she is 19. After this, she will receive payments of £423,000 per year annually for the rest of her life.

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