Prague family awarded record 30 million for botched birth

A court in Prague has awarded a record amount of over 30 million crowns for a botched delivery. The court said doctors at the Vinohrady Hospital in the capital in 2009 failed to identify signs pointing to complications during the birth; as a result, the boy was born with a severe damage to his brain and other organs, he is blind and deaf and requires continuous assistance. The boy’s parents have welcomed the verdict while the hospital’s attorney said they would consider appealing the ruling.