The family of a Torbay boy are delighted today as their claim against South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been settled and terms approved by the court.

A clinical negligence case was brought against South Devon Healthcare on behalf of Joshua Avery who will receive a substantial award of compensation as a result of treatment he received as a patient in Torbay.

Richard Blair, Partner and clinical negligence specialist with Devon-based WBW Solicitors, said: “This has obviously been a stressful and worrying time for Joshua and his family and we are delighted that WBW have been able to bring resolution and relief to the claimant.”

Because of Joshua’s age, 17, he is a protected patient and a child so no further details of this case will be released.