A man in his 20s, left disabled by a childhood brain infection, has won an NHS compensation package worth £6.2m.

The man contracted encephalitis, a life-threatening inflammation of the brain, aged one, whilst being treated at Watford General Hospital.

His family sued West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, at London’s High Court, to cover the lifetime cost of his care.

The trust said it was pleased the claim had been resolved.

A spokeswoman said: “We hope that the financial compensation will ensure that the claimant has the best possible quality of life in the future”.

The court heard that the man’s parents cared for him for many years before contacting solicitors in 2012.

They believed his disabilities. which include severe epilepsy, learning difficulties and behavioural problems, were related to the

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