Girl who had limbs amputated leaked video, Young girl wins $48.3 million settlement

A British girl whose leg was amputated by doctors after being illegally discharged from hospital has won a £39million, or $48.3million, settlement.

Lawyers for the unnamed girl said her parents rushed her to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, southeast England, after she developed a high fever, was lethargic and was vomiting, Metro reported. The symptoms were “red flags of meningitis and sepsis”, but doctors sent her home to take acetaminophen or acetaminophen, according to BBC News.

Her parents were back in hospital when her condition worsened and doctors diagnosed her with meningococcal sepsis. She later suffered from multiple organ failure.

Her sepsis was so severe that she later had to have four limbs amputated, said Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel KC, representing the family, according to the BBC. Both of the girl’s legs above the knee and her arm above the elbow were amputated.

Her family argued that if doctors had prescribed antibiotics, she would not have been so ill and her limbs would have been preserved.

The hospital trust admitted liability in London’s High Court on Friday, Metro reported.

According to the BBC, Gumbel described the girl as “very brave” and said she was “remarkable academically at school”.

The family’s lawyer, Deborah Nadel, described her injuries and subsequent disability as “entirely preventable with proper care”, according to the BBC.

Bradley Martin KC, representing the NHS Trust, which took responsibility for the young girl’s condition, said: “There is no amount of money that can really compensate for her harm.”

The girl receives part of the severance pay once and the rest annually for the rest of her life.

A spokesman for the NHS Trust told the BBC: “We are very sorry for the plaintiffs’ injuries and understand that no amount of money will fully compensate them.

“However, we are pleased that the settlement agreement was approved and hope that the agreed damages will ensure that plaintiffs can continue to live as independently as possible.”

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