Philip wins marathon compensation battle

A MARTLESHAM teenager at the centre of a long-running compensation battle over brain damage he suffered while undergoing an operation was today awarded more than £3.

A MARTLESHAM teenager at the centre of a long-running compensation battle over brain damage he suffered while undergoing an operation was today awarded more than £3.3million in damages.

Guy's Hospital in London agreed to pay Philip Revett, 19, £3.375million after his family fought to force the hospital to pay for the costs of his future care.

Philip, who was born with Down's syndrome, suffered severe brain damage in 1987 when doctors failed to monitor his temperature during an operation at Guy's Hospital.

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