Yasmin Ameer Secures the Second-Largest Medical Negligence Settlement Against the NHS

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will pay nearly £30 million after accepting their negligence led to a baby suffering catastrophic injuries.

In what is believed to be the second largest settlement in a medical negligence claim against the NHS, the Trust admitted breach of duty and causation, which together amount to a full admission of liability.

The award (capitalised at £29.3 million) was approved at the High Court in London last week to be satisfied on a lump sum basis and with annual payments for all care and case management costs. The precise terms of the settlement are the subject of an anonymity order.

Although the baby was born seemingly healthy, shortly after birth there were signs that she was in distress and due to a series of negligent omissions in her post-natal care and ultimately the delay in performing surgery, she sustained catastrophic and life changing injuries in the form of cerebral palsy.

The girl and her family were represented by Yasmin Ameer and barristers Bill Braithwaite KC and Chris Allen from Exchange Chambers.

Commenting on the case, Yasmin said:

“This is a hugely important settlement for a young person whose life has been irreversibly damaged.  Her whole family have shown such bravery and I pay tribute to them all.  It has been an honour to represent them.”

Yasmin Ameer has been awarded the status of Leading Individual in the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 editions of the Legal 500 UK.

Chambers and Partners 2024 edition comments “I think Yasmin is the most experienced and able clinical negligence solicitor in the country. She’s very confident and she fights really hard for her clients.”