Girl with cerebral palsy settles case for €6m

A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who had sued over the circumstances of her birth at a Galway hospital has settled her High Court action for €6m. Faye Walsh, Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told, has spastic quadriplegia, is non-verbal and can only communicate with her family by making noises and smiling. She is a [...]

By |2020-11-16T16:17:32+00:00January 25th, 2019|Courts, High Court, Hospital, Medical Negligence, News|Comments Off on Girl with cerebral palsy settles case for €6m

€11m settlement for woman with cerebral palsy

An young woman has received a settlement of €11m at the High Court as a result of the circumstances surrounding her birth at the Erinville Hospital in Cork. Margaret is almost 19 years old and is described as "smiley and affectionate", but she has severe cerebral palsy, requires 24-hour care, cannot walk and is non-verbal. [...]

By |2020-11-16T16:17:32+00:00January 24th, 2019|Courts, Hospital, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on €11m settlement for woman with cerebral palsy

Husband and son awarded €650,000 for shock after mum died following C-section

The husband and son of a woman who died at the National Maternity Hospital hours after undergoing an emergency Caesarean section to deliver her baby have settled for €650,000 their High Court action for nervous shock. Nora Hyland (31) a Malaysian woman who was living at Charlotte Quay in Dublin 4 at the time, died [...]

By |2018-11-23T16:00:57+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Courts, Death, Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Husband and son awarded €650,000 for shock after mum died following C-section

Family of ‘severely scalded’ 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

THE FAMILY OF a 90-year-old woman who, they claim, died as a result of scald injuries she suffered in a Co Dublin nursing home, have been awarded just over €54,000 damages for their own pain and suffering, loss, funeral and travel expenses arising from the tragic death of their mother and granny. Barrister Frank Crean told Circuit [...]

By |2018-11-14T08:15:52+00:00November 14th, 2018|Courts, Damages, Injury, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|Comments Off on Family of ‘severely scalded’ 90-year-old woman awarded €54,000 in damages from nursing home

Hospital apologises to couple whose baby daughters died for issuing incorrect genetic report

Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, has apologised to a couple for the shortcomings in care provided to them and that an incorrect genetic report was issued to them. The couple sued in the High Court for nervous shock in the case which centred on genetic screening and chromosomal abnormalities involving two of their children. In [...]

By |2018-11-13T17:00:02+00:00November 13th, 2018|Compensation, Hospital, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Settlement|Comments Off on Hospital apologises to couple whose baby daughters died for issuing incorrect genetic report

Baby died after contracting cold sore virus – inquest

A 12-day-old girl died after contracting the common cold sore virus in hospital days after birth. Eibhlín Wills acquired the infection in the first five days of her life, an inquest into her death heard. Blood tests showed no sign of the infection three days after birth but the infection was present in samples taken [...]

By |2018-11-01T09:00:11+00:00November 1st, 2018|Courts, Death, Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Baby died after contracting cold sore virus – inquest

€5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to Medical Negligence

The High Court has approved a settlement of €5.9m in the case of a man who went blind because of mistakes in his medical treatment. Brendan Doyle, 49, had a mild disability since his birth but had lived almost independently with some supports. However in June 2011 a shunt to drain fluid from his brain became [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:00:54+00:00October 31st, 2018|Catastrophic injury, Compensation, Courts, Damages, High Court, Legal, Medical Negligence, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on €5.9m settlement for man who lost sight due to Medical Negligence

Family receive €12,500 settlement after ‘medical debris’ left in infant’s throat following surgery

The family of a young boy who was left with medical debris in his throat following a surgery have received €12,500 in compensation. Jill Crawford told the court in an affidavit how her baby had gagged and retched at home as he tried to breathe through thick mucus saliva. “He was so unwell that our [...]

By |2018-10-26T09:00:27+01:00October 26th, 2018|Courts, Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Family receive €12,500 settlement after ‘medical debris’ left in infant’s throat following surgery

Girl, 14, who claims she suffered shoulder injury at birth settles case for €425,000

A 14-year old girl who claimed she suffered a severe shoulder injury at birth has settled her High Court action for €425,000. Amy Hutchinson the High Court heard has difficulty riding a bicycle and a problem carrying her schoolbag as a result of the the injury to her right shoulder and arm. Amy Hutchinson Mullaharlin [...]

By |2018-10-19T09:00:07+01:00October 19th, 2018|Health & Safety, Hospital, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Girl, 14, who claims she suffered shoulder injury at birth settles case for €425,000

Family of boy with cerebral palsy awarded €9 million by High Court

A 7-year old boy with cerebral palsy who sued over the circumstances of his birth at Cavan General Hospital has settled his High Court action for €9.1Million. Jarrah Folkman can't talk or walk and his mother today told the High Court she will never hear her son's voice. Elysha McCrudden said the settlement will go [...]

By |2018-10-18T09:00:56+01:00October 18th, 2018|Courts, High Court, Hospital, Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Family of boy with cerebral palsy awarded €9 million by High Court
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