Compensation for mother of armless baby

The Supreme Court of Justice confirmed the verdict that sentenced a radiology clinic in Matosinhos and its technical director to pay a €200,000 compensation to the mother of a baby who was born without arms and with several other deformities. Throughout her pregnancy, she was told all her ultrasounds showed a “perfectly normal” baby. The court stressed that the child, who was born in 2003, “will never have a normal life, even when it comes to the most basic everyday routines” and that there was a “medical error”.