- In the London High Court, Judge Rosalind Co. found that QC AV’s argument was justified.
- The judge ruled that “if proper advice had been given to Wee’s mother, she would have delayed her attempts to conceive.”
- The exact amount is not calculated but the AV will receive a “large” amount of compensation
AV, now 20, is a sick man with congenital spina bifida. Spina bifida is a rare condition in which the spinal cord and spinal cord do not form properly. This leads to permanent disability. This is exactly what happened in AV’s life. The life of the AV has been with many tubes for the past 20 years.
The mobility of the AV is also very limited. With age, the AV will no longer have to rely on a wheelchair. The risk of intestinal and urinary problems is also high. AV filed the case alleging that he had these problems because he was born and that the doctor was responsible for it. It has been argued that Dr. Philip Mitchell failed to advise his mother to take vital supplements before becoming pregnant.
AV argued that if the doctor had told the mother to take folic acid to reduce the risk of spina bifida affecting the baby, perhaps her mother would have taken the drug or postponed getting pregnant. In the London High Court, Judge Rosalind Co. found that QC AV’s argument was justified. The judge ruled that “if AV’s mother had been given the right advice, she would have delayed her attempts to conceive.
Although the exact amount has not been calculated, it is reported that the AV will receive a “large” amount of compensation.