A nine-year-old boy from Dudley left severely disabled when medical staff made errors during his birth is expected to be awarded £8m in compensation, lawyers said.
Owen Johnson sustained brain damage during his birth at Wordsley Hospital, Dudley, on April 18, 1999, after he was temporarily deprived of oxygen. As a result, he suffers from choreoathetoid cerebral palsy, rendering him unable to dress or feed himself properly.
He also has problems with balance and mobility, and is unable to go to the lavatory unaided.
Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust accepted that failures were made during the delivery. The trust admitted that an obstetrician was not called to examine an abnormal indication of foetal distress, leading to a period of near total asphyxiation, lawyers at Birmingham firm Irwin Mitchell said.
The payout, finalised at the High Court in Birmingham, will take care of Owen's long-term needs and is believed to be one of the largest of its kind in the UK.
Owen's mother, Sally Johnson, said: "I am relieved that today's settlement will mean that Owen can be cared for in the way he needs, for the rest of his life."
She added: "I still feel angry that simple mistakes, which should never have happened, led to Owen's condition."
Mandy Luckman, a medical negligence specialist at Irwin Mitchell, which represents the family, said: "Owen has suffered significant disabilities as a consequence of the failures of the trust."