The family of a 10-year old girl whose brain was injected with glue during treatment at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital will receive £2.8 million as compensation from the hospital.
The payment has been approved by Judge William Birtles at London's High Court with the girl, Maisha Najeeb, being paid £383,000 a year until she turns 19 after which she will be receiving £423,000 per year for as long as she lives.
Maisha was ten years old when she underwent an operation at the Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust and instead of having a dye injected into an artery in her brain, doctors accidentally injected glue leaving her with permanent brain damage.
The court heard that absence of labels on the syringes meant that doctors accidentally used the one filled with glue rather than the dye. "We can't wind the clock back. We hope there are now systems and procedures in place to ensure such a tragic mistake cannot be made again", the trust's lawyer Nick Block said.