After being sent home by St Helier Hospital in Carshalton, the boy, who can not be named, developed cerebral palsy before the outcomes of blood tests were known.

The settlement, which includes £ 295,000 in annual 24/7 care payments, was endorsed previously this week by the High Court.

Brain scans 14 month after birth reveal he’s had kernicterus, a rare type of brain harm induced by untreated jaundice in newborn children. The kid can never live separately and has an improved life expectancy.

“I knew something was wrong, but the experts trusted him, said his mothers. It was disastrous to be told that he endured a brain injury that might have been prevented.”

Auriana Griffiths, medical negligence lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said: “No amount of money can make up for the severe and lifelong injuries he has suffered.”

NHS Trust has accepted liability from Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals.

Chief Executive Daniel Elkeles said: “We are deeply sorry that the care given in 2010 has fallen below the high standards that we would expect and strive for.

“Liability in this case was agreed in 2016 (with interim payments for damages since then), and the Trust is pleased that the terms of settlement have now been agreed for (the boy) and his family. We sincerely hope that this settlement will satisfy his continuing care requirements and provide him and his family with safety in the future.

“I would like to assure all our patients and their families that the conditions of his care were carefully reviewed to guarantee that all relevant lessons were learned.”