Compensation of one million two hundred thousand

On 18th January 2016 the Court of Appeal in Warsaw awarded 1.200.000,00 PLN as compensation for a disabled child. Compensation in the amount of 300.000,00 PLN and 200.000,00 PLN  was also awarded to the parents of a minor girl.

In this case, as a result of medical malpractice at birth the girl suffered serious damages to the central nervous system – which results in disability (girl requires constant care).

One of the issues that were considered by the Court of Appeal concerned the possibility of obtaining compensation by parents on the basis of Article 448 of the Civil Code – considering that they are only indirectly affected. The Court of Appeal confirmed the possibility of claiming compensation by family member

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