Girl born with disabilities due to birth injuries awarded £3.5m compensation

A girl who was born to face a lifetime of severe disability at a Sheffield hospital will receive £3.5m in compensation from the NHS. Born about eight weeks prematurely, she suffered a brain haemorrhage. Now 10 years old, she has hydrocephalus, developmental delays and partial left-sided paralysis due to the birth injury.

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Lasting Power of Attorney and the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Government has this week released guidance regarding people who lack mental capacity and how consent is given for them to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The new guidance impacts those who need support when making decisions for themselves and for those who have decision making authority for a person who lacks capacity to consent, through a lasting power of attorney (LPA) or deputyship order.

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