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Girl injected with glue in brain wins millions in payout
Girl injected with glue in brain wins millions in payout

A young girl who had glue injected in her brain will receive a million-dollar payout from the hospital where it happened.

Maisha Najeeb went into Great Ormond Street Hospital as a healthy 10-year-old girl, but was left with brain damage after a mix-up, the UK's Telegraph reported.

Najeed suffers from a rare condition that sees arteries and veins get tangled, which could cause complications.

Dye was supposed to be used to track her veins to make sure that the flow around her head and brain was functioning well.

That's when she was accidentally injected in the brain with the glue. There was no way to tell the differences between the syringe containing the dye and the one containing the glue.

Najeeb now gets around in a wheelchair and has catastrophic and permanent brain damage.

A British court ruled that the Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children NHS Trust would have to pay damages to the girl, including an initial payment of $AU5.3 million.

She would then receive $AU724,515 every year until she turns 19, and then $800,183 for every year after that until she dies.

The Trust admitted liability for Najeeb's injuries, and have unreservedly apologised for their role in her injuries.

Najeeb was at the Great Ormond Street children's hospital in 2010 when she was injected with glue in her brain. Photo: AP

Neil Block QC, said: "We can't wind the clock back. We hope there are now systems and procedures in place to ensure such a tragic mistake cannot be made again.

"While money can't restore what Maisha has lost, we are sure a great burden has been lifted from the family by coming to the settlement we have."

The now 13-year-old Najeeb has had some success with her rehabilitation, which has inspired her family.

"It is probably the most intensive cognitive rehabilitation we have ever seen by a family and we would wish to acknowledge everything they have done for Maisha and wish them well for the future."

Outside court, Maisha's father said: " We are sad and devastated by what happened to our daughter. Her life is ruined. All her dreams have been broken.

"I hope that by bringing this case, lessons will have been learned to avoid this happening to other families.

"We are grateful that agreement has been reached with Great Ormond Street to ensure that Maisha's care needs are met."

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