Hospital pays up to man who types with nose

TAMESIDE General Hospital has paid £2million to a man who now communicates by pressing keys with his nose after complications with his birth.

Severely disabled Jonathon Khairule, who suffers from cerebral palsy, reached an out-of-court settle with the Greater Manchester hospital after he won the right to take legal action against it.

The 28-year-old had to be granted permission by the High Court to sue the hospital, who has never admitted any blame for his disability, because there had been an age limit of 21 on birth injury claims.

“I knew I had cerebral palsy from birth, but I had always been led to believe that it was just one of those unfortunate things which could not have been avoided,” Khairule, from Coventry, told the BBC, “It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that I started to do some investigating. At that stage I really just wanted answers.

“After obtaining advice from independent medical experts they advised me there were concerns about the way my birth was handled and I was determined to get justice.”

Khairule’s legal representatives claimed that monitoring at their client’s birth revealed that his heart rate was rapidly decelerating at which point midwives should have taken emergency action.

Reports suggest that obstetricians did intervene but the solicitors claimed that action was not taken quickly enough.

Hospital staff reportedly failed to deliver Khairule using a ventouse and forceps and by the time he was born via Caesarean section he was severely ill.


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