A judge has turned down as inadequate a €25,000 settlement offer A judge has turned down as inadequate a €25,000 settlement offer to a five-year-old boy who lacerated one of his eyebrows in a fall at a Co Dublin crèche.
Samantha Cruess Callaghan, counsel for the young boy, told the Circuit Civil Court that he, when aged two, fell while washing his hands in Wee Care Limited’s crèche.
Ms Cruess Callaghan, who appeared with Rose Sweeney of Coleman Legal Partners, said the boy had to stand on an unsteady stool to wash his hands in the bathroom.
“The stool wobbled and he fell, striking his head quite forcibly against the toilet bowl,” Ms Cruess Callaghan told Circuit Court President, Mr Justice Raymond Groarke.
She said he lacerated his left eyebrow and had been left with a horizontal mark on it.
He had been taken to Tallaght Hospital and then to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin where his injury had been assessed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr David J.A. Orr.