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C-section delay left baby severely disabled

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A baby was left "severely disabled" after a delay during his delivery by Caesarean section, a High Court judge has been told.

Betsi Cadwaladr health board will pay £4m in compensation after a negligence claim was brought by one of the boy's relatives.

He has required 24-hour care since his birth in 2018 at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Denbighshire.

The hospital apologised, saying doctors are "working hard" to learn lessons.

"We are extremely sorry," barrister Alexander Hutton KC, representing the health board, told Mr Justice Soole.

"[Betsi Cadwaladr] is working hard to learn lessons from this case," he added.

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Source: BBC News, 2 November 2022

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