Mum forced to return £330k payment for birth defect mistake

Sarah Coles
Deborah Mackay
Deborah Mackay

Deborah Mackay, a 33 year old from Clapham in Bedfordshire, has been told she must repay almost half of a £705,000 payout she received after the NHS failed to spot that her unborn son had spina bifida. The health service is demanding she return the money because her son, Calum, died unexpectedly.

Can this be right? Can compensation payments be clawed back like this?