Brain-damaged boy from Welwyn Garden City awarded �6.4m damages

A BOY from WGC who suffered severe brain damage during his birth has today (Monday) been awarded �6.4m by the High Court.

Theo Kramer, now eight, was born at the NHS-run Edgware Birth Centre in April 2002.

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, which was ordered by a judge to make the payout, has admitted the birth centre was negligent and was responsible for the appalling injuries suffered by Theo.

He has very little mobility, cannot sit up without support and will never be able to walk. He also has severe learning difficulties.

In spite of this Theo is described by his parents, Janet Evans and Earnie Kramer, as “bright, very personable” and a “bit of a heartbreaker” at school where he has many friends.

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