Kieren Luscombe was six weeks old when he was given 10 times the correct dose of the pain-killer during a hernia operation at Treliske hospital, Cornwall, because his prescription had been misread. He turned blue and had fits.
A brain scan revealed no abnormalities, but the family's solicitor, Philip Snell, said yesterday that it would not be known for several years whether there was any long-term brain damage.
A medical report will also be prepared on Kieren's mother Julie, who lives near Redruth. She was at the hospital and suffered psychological trauma.Reuse content