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Settlement reached after baby birth injury.


The family of a baby who suffered injuries during birth at a hospital trust at the centre of a review into maternity services has reached a settlement.

The High Court heard there had been an "alleged delay" in the care of the baby's mother at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and that, as a result,  he is likely to have "quite severe" brain damage.

Deputy High Court judge, Karen Ridge, said the settlement related to liability and not damages.

A barrister for the trust said it was "very sorry" the boy, now two, was injured.

The spokeswoman said issues were "resolved" without an "admission of liability" by the trust.

She added that damages would be assessed when the boy was old enough to undergo further investigations.

NHS England confirmed earlier this year that, Donna Ockenden, who led an inquiry into maternity failings in Shropshire, had been appointed chairwoman of a review into maternity services in Nottingham following dozens of baby deaths at the trust.