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NEWS DIGEST: pounds 6.6m damages.

A teenager was awarded pounds 6.6 million agreed dam ages yesterday for the birth injury which left him severely brain damaged.

Ryan Garrigan, of Oxford, who was born at the city's John Radcliffe Hospital in November 1991, has cerebral palsy and mental impairment.

But he has a near nor mal life expectancy and full awareness of his dis abilities and of the com parison between himself and others.

Deputy Judge Nicho las Wilkinson QC, at London's High Court, heard that Ryan was able to use most forms of assistive technology and was likely to be greatly helped by specialist equipment and care.
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Date:Feb 20, 2007
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